To date I have contact with cousins in the UK plus nine other Briggs researchers. I have launched a Briggs Study drop box and inside the box is a folder for each researcher who contacts me - they enter their information and this is readily shared between us. This includes lists of BMDs, Wills, Probates amongst others.
Modern variations: Brig, Brigg, Briggs.
Old variations: Brigge, Bridge, Bryggia, Brycg
In 1881 census of England and Wales there were, 16,261 Briggs entries and 6,070 Bridges entries - giving a combined total of more than 22,000.
In 1911, over 24,000 Briggs listed.
My next post will be as short as this one because I have little informaiton about my GG Grandfather Thomas Briggs a blacksmith - he is my BRICK WALL
Image: Surname Atlas showing distribution of surname Briggs in UK taken from 1881 UK census.