- The name Trygge/Trigg is of Norwegian origin and represents a Scandinavian strain in southwestern England. This name is not very common there today.
The family name Trygge appeared in early Norse sagas and was most common in the northern regions where it was held in the tenth century by Olaf Tryggvanson, son of Trygge, King of Norway. Trygge converted his people to Christianity. He was the best King Norway ever had up to that time.
The original spelling for the English branch of the family was Trygge. It was later changed to Trigg.
On Saturday, 25 March 1741, Clement Trigg bought 150 acres of land known as "Gloven Hall" from Joseph Chaplin in Prince George's County, Maryland. Apparently he was heavily in debt to the merchants of Liverpool, England. A document shows that "sum of fifty three pounds currency" owed to the said Christopher Lounders, John Hardman & William Whaley. He "privately did remove and abscond from the place of abode." This land was taken, appraised and condemned by the County Court of Prince George's County to satisfy the debts of the Liverpool merchants.
Two of his sons, Jeremiah and Clement Trigg Jr., bought back the same tract of land in Prince George's County, Maryland from the Liverpool merchants for forty pounds currency on Friday, 1 July 1763. This tract was divided between Clement Trigg Jr. and his brother Samuel Trigg probably as their inheritance from their parents.
Clement Trigg's place of birth, death and burial has not been confirmed.
"The Book of Ragan/Reagan", Donald B. Reagan, 1993, p 394.