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  • Abigail Riggs (1701 - 1733)
    The wife of John Riggs, Jr., she died aged 32 years [in her 31st year according to her gravestone] . Sources Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 Name: Abigaile Coates Event Ty...
  • Abigail Elwell (1691 - 1773)
    Updated from WikiTree Genealogy via son Thomas 'Thomus' Elwell by SmartCopy : Dec 15 2015, 21:14:52 UTC * Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy : Jan 23 2016, 21:14:54 UTC
  • Abigail Riggs (c.1697 - d.)
    Abigail Tucker Birth: July 15 1697 - Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Parents: John Tucker, Sarah Riggs Husband: Jabez Hunter Husband: John Riggs Children: William Hunter, Jo...
  • Abigail Tracy (1726 - 1795)
    4 30 50. Jonathan and Abigail Tracy’s children: 1. Jeremiah, born August 9, 1744 2. Jonathan Jr. (3rd), born March 24, 1746 3. Lydia, born February 21, 1748 4. Solomon, Born March 4, 1750 5. Mar...
  • Abigail Low (Riggs) (c.1702 - 1744)

About the Riggs surname

Riggs surname: Rigges and Rigg are variants of the Old Norse Ridge from the word hyrggr. Formation and development as a surname is from the Middle English word rigge and the Old English word hrycg. The meaning is "someone who lived on or by a ridge." Norwegian: habitational name from any of fifteen farmsteads so named, from Old Norse hryggr meaning‘backbone’or ‘spine’, in allusion to a mountain ridge.

Variations: Rigg, Rigge, Rigges, Ridge

Norwegian variant- Rygg

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