Origins Available: English
The roots of the distinguished surname Driggs lie in England
. The name is likely derived from "Drigg," the name of a parish in Cumbria
, which is thought to be derived from the Old English "draeg," meaning "steep slope."
Early Origins of the Driggs family
The surname Driggs was first found in Cumbria
, where the ancestral home of the Driggs family is thought to be located. The Driggs family held a family seat
in this region from early times.
Early History of the Driggs family
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Driggs Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Driggs, Drigges, Drigs, Drigg, Drig and others.
Early Notables of the Driggs family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Driggs family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Driggs Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Seth Driggs, who immigrated to New York in 1820
Contemporary Notables of the name Driggs (post 1700)
- Junius ElMarion Driggs (1907-1994), American CEO and co-founder of now-defunct Western Savings and Loan
- John Fletcher Driggs (1813-1877), American politician, United States Representative for the 6th Congressional District of Michigan (1863-1869)
- Howard Roscoe Driggs (1873-1963), English professor at the University of Utah and New York University
- Frank Driggs (1930-2011), American Grammy Award winning record producer for Columbia records
- Adam Driggs (b. 2011), American politician, Republican State Senator for Arizona
- Elsie Driggs (b. 1925), American painter, known for her contributions to Precisionism
- Edmund Hope Driggs (1865-1946), American politician, United States Representative from New York (1897-1901)
- Frank Howard Driggs, American inorganic chemist
- Ivan Howard Driggs (b. 1894), prominent American aeronautical engineer
- Frank Milton Driggs (b. 1870), American Superintendent at Utah School for the Deaf and Blind in 1901