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The Pigg 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.

Pigg Early Origins



The surname Pigg 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 in 1066.

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Pigg Spelling Variations


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Pigg Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pigg, Piga, Pig, Pigge, Picg, Picga and others.

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Pigg Early History


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Pigg Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pigg research. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1186, 1225, 1580, 1569, 1571, 1569, 1579, 1571 and 1578 are included under the topic Early Pigg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pigg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pigg Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pigg 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:

Pigg Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Pigg, who came to Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1634
  • Roger Pigg, who arrived in Maryland in 1673

Pigg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jane and Edward Pigg, who settled in Virginia in 1703
  • Thomas Pigg, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • Edward Pigg, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Jane Pigg, who landed in Virginia in 1714

Pigg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Roger Pigg, who arrived in New York in 1811

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pigg (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pigg (post 1700)



  • Landon Pigg (b. 1983), American singer-songwriter and actor, known for his work on Shrek Forever After (2010), Whip It (2009) and Imagine That (2009)
  • Mike Pigg, successful triathlete in the 1980s and 1990s
  • Kathleen B Pigg, Associate Professor of plant biology at Arizona State University
  • Herbert Pigg (1856-1913), English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Cambridge University, twin brother of Charles Pigg
  • Charles Pigg (1856-1929), English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Cambridge University, twin brother of Herbert Pigg
  • Billy Pigg (1902-1968), English player of Northumbrian smallpipes, Vice-President of the Northumbrian Pipers Society from 1930 until his death
  • Alexandra Pigg (b. 1962), British BAFTA Award nominated actress, known for her role as Petra Taylor in the TV soap opera Brookside

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Pigg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pigg 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 September 2015 at 20:41.

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