Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in a settlement called Wrigley, which experts theorize was in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The surname Riggleman 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 Riggleman family
Staffordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Riggleman family
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Riggleman Spelling Variations
spelling variations, including Wrigley, Wrigly, Rigley, Riggeley and others.
Early Notables of the Riggleman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Riggleman family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Riggleman were among those contributors: Abraham, Elias, James, John, Joseph, Thomas, William Wrigley, all arrived in Philadelphia between 1825-1868.
Contemporary Notables of the name Riggleman (post 1700)
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