Wigfield History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wigfield family

The surname Wigfield 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 Wigfield family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wigfield research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Wigfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wigfield 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 Wigfield family (pre 1700)

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


United States Wigfield migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wigfield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ellen A. Wigfield, aged 37, who landed in America from England, in 1892
  • S. J. Wigfield, aged 33, who landed in America from Birmingham, in 1893
Wigfield Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alice Wigfield, aged 44, who immigrated to the United States from Swinton, in 1905
  • Frank H. Wigfield, aged 40, who settled in America from Nottingham, England, in 1911
  • Wigfield, aged 44, who landed in America, in 1912

Contemporary Notables of the name Wigfield (post 1700) +

  • Ralph Wigfield, American Democrat politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Livingston County; Elected 1964 [1]
  • Timothy Byram- Wigfield, English organist and conductor


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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