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Wiffen Early Origins



The surname Wiffen was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Wiffen Spelling Variations


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Wiffen Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wiff, Whiff, Wiffen, Whiffen, Wiffin, Whiffin and many more.

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Wiffen Early History


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Wiffen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wiffen research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wiffen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wiffen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wiffen Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wiffen Notables 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:

Wiffen Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Wiffen was registered in Bonavista, Newfoundland in 1828 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Wiffen Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Wiffen, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Asterope" in 1867

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wiffen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wiffen (post 1700)



  • Joan Wiffen CBE (1922-2009), New Zealand amateur paleontologist who discovered the first dinosaur fossils in New Zealand

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Wiffen Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  2. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  3. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  4. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  5. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
  6. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
  7. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
  10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
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The Wiffen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wiffen 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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