Driggs family

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The Driggs Family is a prominent American business family descended from Joseph Driggs of Middletown and East Haddam, Connecticut (died November 1748).[1]

Origin of Joseph Driggs[edit]

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.[2] 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[edit]


  1. ^ Howard R. Driggs, Driggs Family History (Salt Lake City: Publisher's Press, 1959)
  2. ^ Driggs (1959), p. 23


  • Driggs, Howard Roscoe, Driggs family history, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1959