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Pigg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Pigg family


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.

Early History of the Pigg family


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Pigg Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Pigg family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Pigg family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pigg Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Pigg, who settled in 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Edward Pigg, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Jane Pigg, who landed in Virginia in 1714 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Pigg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Roger Pigg, who arrived in New York in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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