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Briggs is an English or Scottish name, derived from the Old Norse "bryggia", meaning bridge, and could either describe a bridge-keeper or someone living near a bridge. The name may also derive from Anglo-Saxon "brigg", meaning bridge, or Welsh "brig", meaning height. While the name Bridges was used in southern England and Belgium, Briggs was used in northern England and Scotland. Briggs family history dates back at least to 1275 in Wakefield, then Cumberland and Aberdeenshire. Astronomer and mathematician Henry Briggs (1561-1630) invented logarithms and published astral navigational books. American Briggs genealogy dates to Massachusetts in 1621. The family motto, "fortiter et fideliter", means "boldly and faithfully".

Briggs Birth Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
A C Briggs-- --, 1930March 12,1996AL
Barbara Briggs-- --, 1937January 10,2005NH
C Allen Briggs-- --, 1917January ,1984NY
Dacy Briggs-- --, 1912July 11,2002TX

Briggs Death Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
E Jane Briggs-- --, 1922November ,1986Cortland,NY
F Allen Briggs-- --, 1916May ,1982Belton,TX
G Harvey Briggs-- --, 1918April 23,1999Springfield,NJ
H Alan Briggs-- --, 1920April 4,1991Sauk Rapids,MN

Briggs Marriage Records

NameSpouseMarriage DateLocation
Alan BriggsKaren McdonaldAugust 27,1994Wake, NC
Clyde BriggsPeggy GallaherAugust 24,1958Wake, NC
Daniel BriggsLois TraylorDecember 31,1938Wake, NC
Jarrett BriggsDurema ScarboroJune 10,1933Wake, NC

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467th: Kane468th: Short
469th: Tyler470th: Vasquez
471st: Abbott472nd: Carson
473rd: Brennan474th: Lindsey

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