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Where did the English Wiggers family come from? What is the English Wiggers family crest and coat of arms? When did the Wiggers family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Wiggers family history?The Wiggers surname comes from the Old English words "wicga," meaning a "bug," and " leah," meaning a clearing in the woods. There are several places in England named from these words, such as Wigley in Derbyshire, Wigley, Shropshire, Wigley Cross in Dorset, and Wigley in Hampshire; the surname may have been a habitational name, taken on from one of these place names.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Wigley, Whigley, Wiggeley, Wygley, Wyggeley, Wiggerley and many more.
First found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat at Brampton during the reign of king Edward III (ruled 1327-1377). The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1328 when they held a family seat in Brampton in that shire.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wiggers research. Another 349 words(25 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1683, 1776, and 1795 are included under the topic Early Wiggers History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Wiggers Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Wiggers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wiggers Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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