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The Riggleman name has descended through the generations from the ancient 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.

Riggleman Early Origins



The surname Riggleman 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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Riggleman Spelling Variations


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Riggleman Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Riggleman has undergone many spelling variations, including Wrigley, Wrigly, Rigley, Riggeley and others.

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Riggleman Early History


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Riggleman Early History



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

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Riggleman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Riggleman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Riggleman 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



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Riggleman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Riggleman (post 1700)



  • L. Earl Riggleman, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Iowa State House of Representatives from Crawford County, 1950

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    11. ...

    The Riggleman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Riggleman 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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