Rigg Name Meaning & Origin


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Places with this name include: High Rigg, is a small hill located in the English Lake District a few miles from the town of Keswick and Low Rigg, a smaller hill nearby
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Rigg, Dumfries and Galloway, a settlement in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Rigg, County Fermanagh, a townland in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

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Rigg comes from the Scottish word for "ridge", as in the medieval "ridge and furrow" system of farming, or run rig land allocation.

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Rigg is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Archie Rigg (1872–1951), rugby union and rugby league footballer of the 1890s, 1900s, and 1910s for Halifax (RU), Yorkshire (RL), and Halifax
Archibald G. Rigg (1878-1959), Canadian-born American architect
Bryan Mark Rigg (born 1971), historian of the Second World War and author of Hitler's Jewish Soldiers
Clem Rigg (1899–1966), English professional footballer
Diana Rigg (born 1938), English actress
Edwin Augustus Rigg (1822–1882), 49er, officer in the American Civil War and the Apache Wars
James Harrison Rigg (1821–1909), English minister
John Rigg (1858–1943), New Zealand politician of the Labour Party
Keith Rigg (1906–1995), Australian cricketer
Rebecca Rigg (born 1967), Australian actress
Richard Rigg (British politician) (1877–1942), British Liberal politician who defected to the Conservatives
Richard Rigg (Canadian politician) (1872–1964), Canadian minister and politician
Sean Rigg (born 1988), English footballer

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Rigg, a character in the Saw film series.
Rigg Sessamekesh, the protagonist of Orson Scott Card's novel, Pathfinder.

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