Origins Available: English-Alt
The lineage of the name Rigge begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived near a ridge. Rigge is a local
surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames
. There are a variety of types of local surnames, some of which include: topographic surnames, which could be given to a person who lived beside any physical feature, such as a hill, stream, church or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. The surname Rigge comes from the Old English word rigge, or the Old English word hrycg, both of which mean ridge. The earliest recorded members of the Rigge family lived in Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Rigge family
The surname Rigge was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Rigge family
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Rigge Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Rigge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rigge family to Ireland
Some of the Rigge family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 114 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Rigge family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Rigge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Ambrose Rigge, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682 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)