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Riggle is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Riggle family once lived in a settlement called Wrigley, which experts theorize was in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The surname Riggle belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Riggle Early Origins



The surname Riggle was first found in Staffordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Riggle Spelling Variations


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Riggle Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Riggle family name include Wrigley, Wrigly, Rigley, Riggeley and others.

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Riggle Early History


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Riggle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Riggle research. Another 212 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Riggle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Riggle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Riggle Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Riggle 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Riggle surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Riggle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Arthur E. Riggle, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1919
  • M. Herbert Riggle, aged 50, who settled in Akron, Indiana, in 1923
  • Minnie Riggle, aged 49, who emigrated to Akron, Indiana, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Riggle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Riggle (post 1700)



  • Rob Riggle, American Primetime Emmy nominated actor and comedian, known for his work in 21 Jump Street (2012), The Hangover (2009) and The Other Guys (2010)
  • Beth Riggle, American gold and bronze medalist Paralympic swimmer at the 2004 Summer Paralympics
  • Steve Riggle, American founding pastor and current Senior Pastor of Grace Community Church, a megachurch in Houston, Texas
  • Robert Allen "Rob" Riggle Jr. (b. 1970), American actor and comedian
  • Sallie A. Riggle, American Democrat politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Tyler County, 1928 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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The Riggle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Riggle 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 24 November 2015 at 09:49.

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