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.
Early Origins of the Riggleman family
The surname Riggleman was first found in Staffordshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Riggleman family
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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.
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)
- L. Earl Riggleman, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Iowa State House of Representatives from Crawford County, 1950 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html