Early Origins of the Jiggers family
The surname Jiggers was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Gelderland, (Guelders) an ancient province surrounding the town of Gelder. To the south of Friesland this province was originally in two parts north and south of the Rhine. In addition, the province is sub-divided into four towns, or quarters, Nijmegan, Arnhem, Zutphen and Roermond, each having unique rights and customs. Apeldoorn is a city of note. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
Early History of the Jiggers family
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Jiggers Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Jeger, Jegger, Jeggers, Jegers, Jegeres, Jeggeres, Jegeer, Jegerr, Jegerrs, Jegeers, Jegeres, Jaggers and many more.
Early Notables of the Jiggers family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jiggers family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Jegger, who arrived in Maryland in 1659; Heinr Jeger, who settled in Philadelphia in 1740; Johannes Jeger, who settled in Philadelphia in 1743; Conradt Jeger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753.