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Vigar is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Vigar family lived in Cornwall. Their name, however, is a reference to St. Vigore Des Montes, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Vigar Early Origins



The surname Vigar was first found in Cornwall. They were originally from St. Vigore Des Montes in the arrondisement of St. Lo in the canton of Tessy, in Normandy. They were neighbors of the Traceys who also settled in the west country at Barnstaple in Devon.

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Vigar Spelling Variations


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Vigar Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Vigar are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Vigar include Vigors, Viggars, Vigars, Viggors, Viggers, Vigures, Vigours and many more.

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Vigar Early History


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Vigar Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vigar research. Another 166 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vigar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vigar Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vigar Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Vigar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vigar In Ireland


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Vigar In Ireland



Some of the Vigar family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vigar Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Valentine Vigar, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke of Bedford" in 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DUKE OF BEDFORD 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848DukeofBedford.htm
  • Elizabeth Vigar, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849DavidMalcolm.htm
  • William Mathews Vigar, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Switzerland"
  • Mary Ellen Vigar, aged 20, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Switzerland"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vigar (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vigar (post 1700)



  • Geoff Vigar, Senior Lecturer at School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape, Newcastle University

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Spectemur agendo
Motto Translation: Let us be judged by our actions.


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Citations


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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DUKE OF BEDFORD 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848DukeofBedford.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849DavidMalcolm.htm

Other References

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  2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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  10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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The Vigar Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vigar 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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