Diggle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Diggle family

The surname Diggle was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. 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 1219 when Agnes Diggel held estates in that shire.

Important Dates for the Diggle family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Diggle research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, and 1637 are included under the topic Early Diggle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Diggle Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Diggles, Dickles, Dickels, Dikels, Diggels, Digels, Diglin, Diglen and many more.

Early Notables of the Diggle family (pre 1700)

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Diggle migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Diggle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Robert Diggle, aged 42, who arrived in New York in 1864 [1]

Diggle migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Diggle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Robert Diggle, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairlee" in 1840 [2]

Diggle migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Diggle Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Elizabeth A. Diggle, (b. 1862), aged Infant, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship 'Mermaid' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 26th December 1862 [3]
  • Mr. Matthew Diggle, (b. 1829), aged 33, British farm labourer travelling from London aboard the ship 'Mermaid' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 26th December 1862 [3]
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Diggle, (b. 1830), aged 32, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship 'Mermaid' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 26th December 1862 [3]
  • Miss Julia Diggle, (b. 1855), aged 7, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship 'Mermaid' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 26th December 1862 [3]
  • Mr. Arthur Diggle, (b. 1857), aged 5, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship 'Mermaid' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 26th December 1862 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Diggle (post 1700)

  • Steve Diggle (b. 1955), English guitarist and secondary lead vocalist in British punk band Buzzcocks
  • Andy Diggle, British comic book writer and former editor of 2000 AD
  • James Diggle, Professor of Greek and Latin at the University of Cambridge

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRLIE/FAIRLEE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairlie.htm
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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