Edward Briggs

Brief Life History of Edward

When Edward Briggs was born on 3 August 1740, in Berkley, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Israel Briggs, was 37 and his mother, Naomi Jones, was 33.

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Israel Briggs
Naomi Jones
Joseph Briggs
Jotham Briggs
Abigail Briggs
Peres Briggs
Edward Briggs
Naomi Briggs

Sources (2)

  • Edward Briggs, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Edward Briggs - Government record: Birth record or certificate: birth: 3 August 1740; Berkeley, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

Name Meaning

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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