My name is Stanley Briggs, born Dublin Ireland, now living in England. My father was Thomas, and my uncle was George Briggs. I also had a distant uncle named George.There were very few Briggs familys in Ireland, we knew them all.I never knew of any outside of Dublin. Our descendants were from Oldham in England who were descended from Viking settlers in the North of England, and we believe the name Briggs comes from the Viking name for a certain kind of ship. a Brig.Hope this is of interest.