The Pig surname is derived from the Middle English word "pigge," which means "pig" and was most likely an occupational
name for someone who kept a swine herd, or possibly a nickname
for someone resembling a hog in some way.
Early Origins of the Pig family
The surname Pig was first found in Northumberland
where they held a family seat
from very early times. The first bearer of the name found was Aluricus Piga, who was recorded the Domesday Book
Early History of the Pig family
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Pig Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Pigg, Piga, Pig, Pigge, Picg, Picga and others.
Early Notables of the Pig family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pig family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Pigg, who came to Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1634; Roger Pigg, who arrived in Maryland in 1673; as well as Jane and Edward Pigg, who settled in Virginia in 1703..