Dwiggins History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dwiggins family

The surname Dwiggins was first found in Derbyshire 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 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Important Dates for the Dwiggins family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dwiggins research. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1524, 1455, 1487, 1511, 1628, 1703, 1674 and 1674 are included under the topic Early Dwiggins History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dwiggins Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dwight, Dwite, Dwit, Dweight, Dwyte, Dight and others.

Early Notables of the Dwiggins family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include John Dwight (1628-1703), generally considered the first distinguished English potter, his work can be found today in the British Museum and the Victoria and...
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Migration of the Dwiggins family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

Contemporary Notables of the name Dwiggins (post 1700)

  • William Addison Dwiggins (1880-1956), American type designer, calligrapher, and book designer, known for his serif font Caledonia, one of the most used book text faces
  • Clare Victor Dwiggins (1874-1958), American cartoonist who signed his work Dwig; he drew Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn in 1918 and later Nipper (1931-1937)
  • Tom Dwiggins, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for North Carolina, 1996, 2000 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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