The roots of the distinguished German surname Riggers 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 Riggers family
The surname Riggers 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 Riggers family
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Riggers 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 Riggers family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Riggers family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Riggers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Fritz Riggers, aged 24, who landed in America from Oldondorf, in 1893
- Marie Riggers, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1896
- Meta Riggers, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896
Riggers Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Hinrich Riggers, aged 17, who settled in America from Volkmarst, Germany, in 1908
- Claus Riggers, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Oerel, Germany, in 1923
- Anna Riggers, aged 16, who landed in America from Oerel, Germany, in 1924