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"BRIGGS. Of local origin from one or more of the small places of the name. Throughout the country Brigg is in common speech the pronunciation of Bridge. Duncanus Brigis appears in Murthlac, Banffshire, 1550 (IUus., n, p. 261). Oath. Brigs was married in Edinburgh, 1611 (Edinb. Marr.). "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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