Origin of Joseph Driggs
Joseph Driggs is of undetermined ancestry. In 1959, Howard R. Driggs, in his genealogy of the Driggs family, suggested that Joseph Driggs may have been born Josias Drake, Jr., the son of Josias Janszen Drats (sometimes incorrectly referred to as Josias de Raet) of Amsterdam and Aeltje Brouwer of Gowanus. His statements were based upon the work of some earlier Driggs family researchers, and Howard R. Driggs was careful to caution that no proof had been found to support the claim.
Notable members of the family
- Adam Driggs was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2006.
- Deborah Driggs, Playboy model and actress.
- Edmund H. Driggs, a United States Representative from New York
- Elsie Driggs, an American painter mostly known for her contributions to the Precisionism movement of the 1920s
- Frank Driggs, a Great Depression era Grammy Award winning musician and author
- H. Wayne Driggs, wrote the original script for the Hill Cumorah Pageant, used from 1937 to 1987
- Howard R. Driggs, a prominent author, and Professor at the University of Utah (1897–1923), and New York University (1923–1942). Emeritus from 1942–1963
- John D. Driggs, former Mayor of Phoenix, Arizona
- John F. Driggs, a United States Representative from Michigan, and the first person to represent Michigan's 6th congressional district
- Junius ElMarion Driggs, CEO and co-founder of now-defunct Western Savings and Loan, and President of the Mesa Arizona Temple from 1975–1980
- The King Sisters, a Big Band era quartet
- Howard R. Driggs, Driggs Family History (Salt Lake City: Publisher's Press, 1959)
- Driggs (1959), p. 23
- Driggs, Howard Roscoe, Driggs family history, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1959