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Wigg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms




Early Origins of the Wigg family


The surname Wigg was first found in Leicestershire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, at Lennerlyde.

Early History of the Wigg family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wigg research.
Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1404, 1548, 1564 and 1597 are included under the topic Early Wigg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wigg Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Wigston, Wigeton, Wiggeton, Wiggstone, Wigstone, Wigton, Wixton, Wickston, Wigginton, Wiggington, Wiginton, Wigginton, Wiginston, Wigingston and many more.

Early Notables of the Wigg family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Wigg family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wigg Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Wigg, aged 24, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Robert Wigg, who landed in Virginia in 1638 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Wigg, who arrived in Virginia in 1638 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Ann Wigg, who arrived in Virginia in 1650 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Timothy Wigg, who landed in Virginia in 1659 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wigg Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles Wigg, aged 60, originally from Burnham Buckinghamshire, England, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "San Pablo" from Glasgow, Scotland [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J688-2PG : 6 December 2014), Charles Wigg, 25 Mar 1920; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name San Pablo, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Margaret J. Wigg, aged 40, originally from Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Southampton, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J68N-WMX : 6 December 2014), Margaret J. Wigg, 16 May 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Wigg Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edgar Smith Wigg, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Hyde" in 1849 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WILLIAM HYDE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849WilliamHyde.htm
  • Edward Wigg, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Hyde" in 1849 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WILLIAM HYDE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849WilliamHyde.htm
  • Fanny Wigg, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Hyde" in 1849 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WILLIAM HYDE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849WilliamHyde.htm
  • Margaret Sarah Wigg, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Hyde" in 1849 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WILLIAM HYDE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849WilliamHyde.htm
  • Walton Wigg, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Hyde" in 1849 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WILLIAM HYDE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849WilliamHyde.htm

Wigg Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Robert Wigg, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Light Brigade" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 26th August 1868 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html

Contemporary Notables of the name Wigg (post 1700)


  • Lilly Wigg (1749-1828), English botanist, born at Smallburgh, Norfolk, the son of a poor shoemaker in that village [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 31 Jan. 2019
  • The Rt Rev Montagu John Stone- Wigg (1861-1918), English Anglican Colonial Bishop, Bishop of New Guinea (1898–1908)
  • Simon Wigg (1960-2000), English speedway, grasstrack and Longtrack rider, runner-up in the Speedway World Championship in 1989
  • Ron Wigg (1949-1997), English professional football striker
  • Charles Mayes Wigg (1889-1969), English artist
  • Edgar Smith Wigg (1818-1899), English-born, Australian immigrant to Port Adelaide in 1849 and rose to become a South Australian bookseller and stationer, founder of the firm E. S. Wigg and Son
  • George Edward Cecil Wigg (1900-1983), Baron Wigg PC was a British politician
  • Dr. Alfred Edgar Wigg (1857-1914), South Australian medical practitioner, son of Edgar Smith Wigg
  • Edward Neale Wigg (1847-1927), Australian businessman, book shop owner and later major investor and director in various Australian mining companies including Broken Hill Proprietary, son of Edgar Smith Wigg

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J688-2PG : 6 December 2014), Charles Wigg, 25 Mar 1920; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name San Pablo, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J68N-WMX : 6 December 2014), Margaret J. Wigg, 16 May 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WILLIAM HYDE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849WilliamHyde.htm
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  6. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 31 Jan. 2019


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