Early Origins of the Wiggett family
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.
Early History of the Wiggett family
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Wiggett Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Wiggett, Wicket, Wickett, Wicketts, Wiggat, Wiggatt, Wigot, Wiket, Wyket, Vigot, Vigott, Wiggot, Wiggot and many more.
Early Notables of the Wiggett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wiggett family to the New World and Oceana
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
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
Historic Events for the Wiggett family
- Mr. James K Wiggett (b. 1914), Welsh Stoker 2nd Class serving for the Royal Navy from Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking 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