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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."

Driggs Early Origins



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.

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Driggs Spelling Variations


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Driggs Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Driggs, Drigges, Drigs, Drigg, Drig and others.

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Driggs Early History


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Driggs Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Driggs research. Another 304 words (22 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Driggs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Driggs Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Driggs Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Driggs Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Driggs (post 1700)


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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

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Driggs Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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    The Driggs Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Driggs Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 5 February 2014 at 12:30.

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