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The surname Trigg was first found in Cambridgeshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1273 when Robert Trigg held estates.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Trigg, Trig, Trygg, Trygge, Tryg, Trick, Trigge, Trick and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trigg research. Another 272 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1455, 1487, and 1801 are included under the topic Early Trigg History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Trigg Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Thomas Trigg, who was on record in Barbados in 1634
  • Thomas Trigg, aged 21, arrived in Barbados in 1634
  • Samuell and Ellianor Trigg, who arrived in Virginia in 1639
  • Samuel Trigg, who landed in Virginia in 1639
  • Paul Trigg, who arrived in Virginia in 1654


Trigg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Daniel Trigg, a bonded passenger who arrived in Maryland in 1770

Trigg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Mark Trigg, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1888

Trigg Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • Eliza Trigg, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Angelina" on April 25, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
  • Samuel Trigg arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal George" in 1848
  • John Trigg, aged 33, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Ramillies"

Trigg Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • Joseph Trigg, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cuba" in 1840

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  • Michael "Mike" Trigg, former American football quarterback and head coach in the Arena Football League
  • Mary K. Trigg, American Associate Professor in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University
  • Johnny Trigg (b. 1938), American celebrity chef and television personality
  • Dewey Franklin "Frank" Trigg III (b. 1972), American mixed martial artist, color commentator, pro wrestler and TV host
  • Connally Findlay Trigg (1810-1880), American jurist, Judge of the United States District Court for Tennessee (1862-1880) and (1862-1880)
  • Stephen Trigg (1742-1782), American pioneer, soldier and politician, Member of the Virginia House of Delegates (1780-1781), (1778-1779) and (1774-1775), eponym of Trigg County, Kentucky
  • John J. Trigg (1748-1804), American farmer and politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia (1803-1804) and (1797-1803)
  • Connally Findlay Trigg (1847-1907), American Confederate soldier during the American Civil War and politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia (1885-1887)
  • Abram Trigg (1750-1813), American judge, militia general and politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia (1803-1809) and (1797-1803)
  • Jim Trigg, American luthier

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  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  7. 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).
  8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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The Trigg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Trigg 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.

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