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Wiggett Early Origins



The surname Wiggett was first found in Lincolnshire 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 year 1066 after the Norman Conquest when Wigot or Wigod (one of the most powerful Baron Norman origin of Bigot) from castles and lands. William Bigot was the brother of Roger Bigod and the second son of Robert Bigot became to the conquest by Apula from Italy. The name became Wiggett.

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Wiggett Spelling Variations


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Wiggett Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wiggett, Wicket, Wickett, Wicketts, Wiggat, Wiggatt, Wigot, Wiket, Wyket, Vigot, Vigott, Wiggot, Wiggot and many more.

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Wiggett Early History


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Wiggett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wiggett research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1185, 1284, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Wiggett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wiggett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wiggett Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wiggett 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:

Wiggett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H. Wiggett, who arrived in San Francisco in 1852
  • William R. Wiggett, who was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wiggett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wiggett (post 1700)



  • David "Dave" Wiggett (1957-1978), English footballer
  • Calvin Wiggett (b. 1966), Canadian country music singer
  • Darwin Wiggett, Canadian photographer

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Wiggett Historic Events


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Wiggett Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. James K Wiggett (b. 1914), Welsh Stoker 2nd Class serving for the Royal Navy from Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Wiggett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wiggett 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.

    This page was last modified on 7 March 2014 at 03:19.

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