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Figg Early Origins



The surname Figg was first found in Cambridgeshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

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Figg Spelling Variations


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Figg Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Figg have been found, including Figg, Figgiss, Figgess, Figgins, Figgin, Figges, Figgess, Figgs, Fig, Fyge, Fygg and many more.

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Figg Early History


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Figg Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Figg research. Another 323 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1510, 1600, 1102, 1139, 1234, 1391, 1429, 1533, 181 , 1455, 1487, 1695, 1734, 1719, 1730, 1734 and 1992 are included under the topic Early Figg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Figg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Figg Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Figg 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Figg, or a variant listed above:

Figg Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Figg, who landed in Virginia in 1636
  • Jon Figg, who arrived in Virginia in 1643

Figg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Figg, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Wimbledon, in 1899

Figg Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William Henry Figg, aged 41, who settled in America from London, in 1903
  • E. Figg, aged 42, who settled in America, in 1907
  • Gertrude Anne Figg, aged 33, who landed in America from Deal, Kent, England, in 1910
  • Clifford Henry Figg, aged 34, who landed in America from London, England, in 1924

Figg Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Figg arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Katherine Stewart Forbes" in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm
  • Sarah Figg arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Rajasthan.htm
  • John Figg, aged 25, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Punjab"

Figg Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mr Figg landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Antilla

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Contemporary Notables of the name Figg (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Figg (post 1700)



  • William Douglas Figg Sr. (b. 1963), American pharmacologist at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda
  • Jonathan David Figg (b. 1975), British-born, American film director, writer and producer, born on the Isle of Sheppey
  • Eugene C. Figg (1936-2002), American structural engineer, known for his Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Linn Cove Viaduct and Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge
  • John R Figg (1900-1974), American businessman involved in the food distribution industry in Bloomington
  • George Figg (1824-1888), English cricketer from Horsham, Sussex
  • Christopher Figg (b. 1957), English film producer from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • James Figg, English fencer/pugilist

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Rajasthan.htm

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Figg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Figg 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.

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