When Sarah Ruggles was born on 12 August 1795, in Greenwich, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Joseph Ruggles, was 52 and her mother, Sarah Breckenridge, was 47. She married Abner Pepper on 1 May 1816, in Enfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Enfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States in 1840.
English (Essex): variant of the now extinct surname Ruggle, with post-medieval excrescent -s. The origin of Ruggle is uncertain. It could be a variant of the Suffolk and Essex name Ricold with voicing of /k/ to /g/ and the same vowel change as seen in Smoothy for Smithey (another Suffolk and Essex name) and in Puckering for Pickering .
History: The founder of this influential American family was Thomas Ruggles (1584–1644) of Sudbury, Suffolk, England, who settled in Roxbury, MA, in 1637.