Driggers Name Study

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Surnames/tags: Driggers Dreggors Dreiggors
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How to Join

Please contact the project leader Melissa Lee or post a comment at the foot of the page. If you have any questions, just ask. Thanks!


This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about one surname and the variants of that name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect. Any variant of Driggers may be added to the study.

Task List

  1. Add the category to each profile of your Dr*g*rs family.
    You can add the category code [[Category:Driggers Name Study]] or
    the One Name Study template {{One Name Study|name=Driggers}} (which will add the category automatically).
  2. Once you have added your profiles to the project, please check the name index for duplicates.
    You might find the profiles easier to review in a table format.
    If you get an SDMS Server error, click OK, then look for the blue "Get Profiles" button in the left column and click it.
  3. Check for unconnected Driggers and see if you can find the missing link
  4. You can help with Unsourced Driggers (see our Sourcing Help section)
  5. If you see a Dr*g*rs profile that says No Profile Manager, add the category
  6. You could check to see if other categories could be added
    Look at the last column of the profile index table to see which categories are already on the profile.
    The secret to category success is look at the links on the page to see which is most accurate and click it.
    Repeat that process on each category page until there isn't a link to a better category.
    At the top of your last page, copy the heading "Category:name of category"
    Go back to the profile, type [[, paste the category name you copied, and type ]]
    1. Cemeteries
    2. Regions
    3. Military
    4. Other Categories
  7. If you run across privacy protected profiles, you could copy and paste this message in comments, just add your name at the end:


    WikiTree now has a Driggers Name Study as part of the [[Project:One_Name_Studies|One Name Studies]]. Would you take a look at the [[Space:Driggers_Name_Study|Driggers Name Study]] page and consider adding the category or template codes to the first line of this profile? You can find them in the first item of the task list.

    There's no requirement but we'd love to have you join the project!

    Your name ~ Driggers Descendent

    The middle paragraph will look like this when you post the comment:

    WikiTree now has a Driggers Name Study as part of the One Name Studies. Would you take a look at the Driggers Name Study page and consider adding the category or template codes to the first line of this profile? You can find them in the first item of the task list.

Sourcing Help

I am not the greatest at sourcing so this will be a learning experience for me also.

Links to G2G posts that include the various spellings

Research Advice

  • Researching Ancestors of Afro-Hispanic origin (uses the Driggers line.) -Henry Louis Gates & Colleagues


Sources for Emanuel Rodriguez Driggers

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Driggers Y-DNA testers, please Join the new FTDNA Driggers Y-DNA Project: https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/driggers/about
posted by Laurie Constantino
My name is samantha my grandmothers Name was betty driggers and her fathers name was George P Driggers and mother Florence Driggers I wanna be a part of this project
posted by Samantha Melton
See the task list posted above. Follow the directions on adding the category code to your Driggers family members.

Happy Hunting

posted by Melissa (Driggers) Lee
Having my father tested through my heritage already had don done tied us into Robbins granny Lowe’s maiden name but having all kinds of records automatically sent to subscription there Aunt Louise Driggers Lowe still living will be 91 next month March 10 I think dad is still alive 84 May
posted by Bubba Driggers Jr
Per item 1 in this G2G post, we need to add a "Surname Variants:" section to the project page. That part is easy to do. The harder part is deciding which variations we want to include.
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Variants of surname Rodrigues or Rodriguez.

This list is based of references to people in records that, from context, are members of the overall “Driggers” family. It does NOT contain surnames that have only spelling or pronounciation similarities to the basic name.

Rodriggs, Rodrig(g)us

Draghouse, Dredger, Dregers, Dregushe, Driger(s), Drigg(s), Driggas, Driggott, Drig(g)os, Drig(g)us, Drig(g)house

Gregers, Grigg, Griggers, Griggs, Grigus

posted by J. Buzbee
Should the category be added to women who marry in to the Driggers family? There may be profiles for women whose maiden name is unknown.
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Known spelling variations from my research and DNA suggestions:
  1. Dreigers
  2. Dreggors
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi Melissa, I added the Driggers family that I am aware of to the study. Thanks for starting this!
posted by Kathleen Parker
I've added the category to all the descendants of William Dreigers (Driggers) which are open or on which I have trusted list access.

I've sent a private message to the PM of Joshua Driggers's children's profiles, explaining the ONS and asking him to consider adding the category.

Do you have a next step for the study? Is there anything I can do to help. This is direct line for me, so I have great interest.

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi! I've added some text to Category:Driggers Name Study and a redirect from the Driggers surname page. And you've done a G2G post. That's all I know to do. Maybe others in G2G could suggest more.

Cheers, Liz

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett