Rigler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Rigler has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in a settlement called Wrigley, which experts theorize was in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The surname Rigler 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 Rigler family
The surname Rigler was first found in Staffordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Rigler family
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Rigler Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Rigler have been found, including Wrigley, Wrigly, Rigley, Riggeley and others.
Early Notables of the Rigler family (pre 1700)
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Rigler migration to the United States +
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Rigler, or a variant listed above:
Rigler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Leonard Rigler, who landed in Georgia in 1742 
Rigler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Mersher Rigler, who arrived in Mississippi in 1876 
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)