Meaning and Origin of: Briggs

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : One who lives near a bridge
  • Old French : Soldier

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Northern English form of Bridge, from Old Norse bryggja.
  • 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.