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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rigger

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Rig"ger
  1. One who rigs or dresses; one whose occupation is to fit the rigging of a ship.
  2. A cylindrical pulley or drum in machinery.(R)
  3. [Painting] A long slender, and pointed sable brush for making fine lines, etc.; -- said to be so called from its use by marine painters for drawing the lines of the rigging.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A long slender pointed sable brush used by artists
  2. A sailing vessel with a specified rig ("a square rigger")
  3. Someone who rigs ships
  4. Someone who works on an oil rig

rig +‎ -er

  1. One who rigs or dresses; one whose occupation is to fit the rigging of a ship or of a counterweight system.
  2. A part of a rowing boat's equipment used to provide leverage for a rowing blade or oar around a fixed fulcrum.
  3. A cylindrical pulley or drum in machinery.
  4. (New Zealand) A plastic bottle of beer, typically between 1 L to 2.5 L volume.
  5. A long, slender, pointed sable paintbrush for making fine lines, etc.; said to be so called from its use for drawing the lines of the rigging of ships.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rigger

-Joe Rigger is a comics character.


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Popularity of Rigger as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rigger U.S.
  White 91.96% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rigger

People with the last name Rigger are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Rigger

  • How Popular is the name Rigger? As a last name Rigger was the 147,253rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Rigger? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Rigger was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Rigger: Your name in reverse order is Reggir. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rggier. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rigger? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 112 people with the last name Rigger.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rigger? Rigger is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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Past life for Rigger born Jul 23, 1993

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Wales approximately on 1550. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.