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Re: Any ideas on the origin of the name Quigg?
Posted by: Peter (ID *****8016) Date: October 22, 2006 at 20:26:35
In Reply to: Re: Any ideas on the origin of the name Quigg? by Keith Quigg of 283


My mother was a Quigg from Belfast N. Ireland. Her father was William Quigg (1887) and his father was William Blair Quigg.

Searching for Quiggs I have discovered there are a lot more of them out there than I thought.

I have read in a book on genealogy that the name Quigg is derived from the Gaelic word for "five" which I believe is "cuig". Apparently, in England, some members of the Quigg tribe have the surname "Fivey".

I also read that the Quiggs may have come to Ireland from Scotland.


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