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Brief Family History
Spelling variations include: Brigg, Briggs, Brigge and others.
First found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from early times.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Clement Briggs who settled in Plymouth Mass. in 1621; Walter Briggs of Scituate, Massachusetts in 1643; Seth Briggs settled in Virginia in 1635; James Briggs settled in St. Christopher in 1635.
Motto: Fortiter et Fideliter.
Motto Translated: Boldly and faithfully.
Crest: A gold pelican vulning herself on the gold stump of a tree, sprouting.
Coat of Arms: A silver shield with three red inescutcheons, each with a bend vair, all within a blue border engrailed.