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Early Origins of the Wigfall family


The surname Wigfall 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.

Early History of the Wigfall family


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Wigfall Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Wigall, Wigfol, Wigfal, Wigfull, Wigfoll, Wickfoll, Wickfall, Wickfill, Wigfil, Wigfill, Wigfell, Wigfell, Wickfell, Wikfel, Whigfall, Whigfull and many more.

Early Notables of the Wigfall family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Wigfall family to the New World and Oceana


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 Wigfall (post 1700)


  • Louis Trezevant Wigfall (1816-1874), American politician from Texas and a General during the American Civil War
  • Louis Trezevant Wigfall (1816-1874), American Democrat politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives, 1849; Member of Texas State Senate, 1857; U.S. Senator from Texas, 1859-61 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Clarence S. Wigfall, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1948 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Historic Events for the Wigfall family



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  • Mr. Leslie A Wigfall (b. 1916), English Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class serving for the Royal Navy from Copnor, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

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Citations


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

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