When Helen Muriel Briggs was born on 27 December 1916, in Kansas, United States, her father, Robert Burford Briggs, was 46 and her mother, Alice Willson, was 42. She lived in Ohio Township, Ness, Kansas, United States in 1920 and Ordway, Crowley, Colorado, United States in 1930. She died in Meadview, Mohave, Arizona, United States.
English: variant of Brigg, with post-medieval excrescent -s, from Middle English brig(g) (Old Norse bryggja), the northern and Scottish word for bridge, for someone who lived by a bridge or who came from any of the places called from the word.
History: The surname Briggs is found chiefly in West Yorkshire. A family of gentry have held lands at Keighley in West Yorkshire continuously for 500 years. The mathematician Henry Briggs (1561–1631), who invented logarithms, was born in Halifax, Yorkshire, England.