Wiggers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Wiggers surname comes from the Old English words "wicga," meaning a "bug," and " leah," meaning a clearing in the woods. There are several places in England named from these words, such as Wigley in Derbyshire, Wigley, Shropshire, Wigley Cross in Dorset, and Wigley in Hampshire; the surname may have been a habitational name, taken on from one of these place names.

Early Origins of the Wiggers family

The surname Wiggers was first found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat at Brampton during the reign of king Edward III (ruled 1327-1377). 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 year 1328 when they held a family seat in Brampton in that shire.

Early History of the Wiggers family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wiggers research. Another 164 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1683, 1776, and 1795 are included under the topic Early Wiggers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wiggers Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wigley, Whigley, Wiggeley, Wygley, Wyggeley, Wiggerley and many more.

Early Notables of the Wiggers family (pre 1700)

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United States Wiggers migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wiggers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • An je Wiggers, aged 37, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • Hendrik Wiggers, aged 4, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • J Wiggers, aged 38, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • Adelheid Wiggers, who landed in America in 1850 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Wiggers (post 1700) +

  • Carl J. Wiggers (1883-1963), American physician and researcher, famous for his heart and blood-pressure research
  • Moritz Karl Georg Wiggers (1816-1894), German politician
  • Lone Wiggers (b. 1963), Danish architect, one of the partners at C. F. Møller Architects
  • Ketlen Wiggers (b. 1992), commonly known as Ketlen, a Brazilian footballer
  • Michaël Wiggers (b. 1980), Belgian footballer


  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)


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