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Wigghtmant is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a person with a pale complexion or blond hair. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. The name means "white man." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)


Early Origins of the Wigghtmant family


The surname Wigghtmant was first found in Peebles-shire. The variant Witmar was found in the Domesday Book of 1086. Other early listings of the name or one of its variants include: Witeman fugitius who was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Gloucestershire in 1170; William Witman who was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Kent in 1230; Richard Wyteman who was listed in the Assize Rolls of Staffordshire in 1243; and Stephen Whytman who was listed in the Assize Rolls of Somerset in 1243. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Early History of the Wigghtmant family

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Early History of the Wigghtmant family


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Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1688, 1716, 1566, 1612 and are included under the topic Early Wigghtmant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wigghtmant Spelling Variations

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Wigghtmant Spelling Variations


Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Wigghtmant were recorded, including Whiteman, Whitman, Wightman, Whyteman and others.

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Early Notables of the Wigghtmant family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Wigghtmant family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Wigghtmant family to Ireland

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Migration of the Wigghtmant family to Ireland


Some of the Wigghtmant family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Wigghtmant family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Wigghtmant family to the New World and Oceana


To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Wigghtmant family emigrate to North America: Robert Whiteman settled in New England in 1635; Matthew Whiteman arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733; John Whiteman settled in Philadelphia in 1741.

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  1. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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