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.
Early Origins of the Riggle family
Staffordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Riggle family
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Riggle Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Riggle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Riggle family to the New World and Oceana
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
Contemporary Notables of the name Riggle (post 1700)
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