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Wrigg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Wrigg name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in Cumberland and Lancashire. This local name was dervided from the local at the ridge or near a ridge. There are a variety of types of local surnames, some of which include: topographic surnames, which could be given to a person who lived beside any physical feature, such as a hill, stream, church or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. The surname Wrigg comes from the Old English word rigge, or the Old English word hrycg, both of which mean ridge. The earliest recorded members of the Wrigg family lived in Lancashire.

Early Origins of the Wrigg family


The surname Wrigg was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Wrigg family


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Wrigg 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 Wrigg has undergone many spelling variations, including Rigge, Rigg, Riggs and others.

Early Notables of the Wrigg family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Wrigg family to Ireland


Some of the Wrigg family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Wrigg 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 Wrigg were among those contributors:

Wrigg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Max Wrigg, aged 60, who emigrated to America, in 1897
  • Max Wrigg, aged 60, who arrived in New York in 1897 aboard the ship "Normannia" from Hamburg, Germany [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXWG-Y4C : 6 December 2014), Max Wrigg, 29 May 1897; citing departure port Hamburg, arrival port New York, ship name Normannia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Wrigg Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Caroline Wrigg, aged 19, originally from Berend, who arrived in New York in 1902 aboard the ship "Graf Waldersee" from Hamburg, Germany [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFGJ-RM2 : 6 December 2014), Caroline Wrigg, 05 Apr 1902; citing departure port Hamburg, arrival port New York, ship name Graf Waldersee, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • John Wrigg, aged 42, arrived in New York in 1910 aboard the ship "Amerika" from Hamburg, Germany [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJX4-PNT : 6 December 2014), John Wrigg, 01 Feb 1910; citing departure port Hamburg, arrival port New York, ship name Amerika, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Thomas Wrigg, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1918
  • Albert Wrigg, aged 16, who landed in America, in 1918

The Wrigg Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Dum vivo cano
Motto Translation: While alive celebrate.


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Citations


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXWG-Y4C : 6 December 2014), Max Wrigg, 29 May 1897; citing departure port Hamburg, arrival port New York, ship name Normannia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFGJ-RM2 : 6 December 2014), Caroline Wrigg, 05 Apr 1902; citing departure port Hamburg, arrival port New York, ship name Graf Waldersee, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJX4-PNT : 6 December 2014), John Wrigg, 01 Feb 1910; citing departure port Hamburg, arrival port New York, ship name Amerika, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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