Rigger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The roots of the distinguished German surname Rigger lie in the southern regions of Swabia, Bavaria, and Austria. The name is derived from the Middle High German words "reigel" or "reiger," both meaning "heron." The name was likely first bestowed on someone thought to have the characteristics of a heron as a nickname, eventually becoming a hereditary surname.
Early Origins of the Rigger family
The surname Rigger was first found in Bavaria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Rieger became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.
Early History of the Rigger family
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Rigger Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Rieger, Reiger, Riegger, Reigger, Riegar, Reigar, Riger, Rigger, Ryger, Rygger, Riegler and many more.
Early Notables of the Rigger family (pre 1700)
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Rigger migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Rigger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Gosper Rigger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737 
Rigger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Jacob Rigger, aged 21, who arrived in New York, NY in 1875 
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)