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The ancient and distinguished surname Wiggin indicates "son of Wigand," a personal name derived from the Breton name "Wiucon," meaning "high and noble." This name was introduced into England at the time of the Norman Conquest of 1066.

Wiggin Early Origins



The surname Wiggin was first found in the county of Cambridgeshire, where one named Wighen [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
was listed in the Domesday Book in 1086. Another early bearer of the name was Radulfus filius Wigein, who was living in Leicestershire in 1163. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Hereditary surnames were first used in England by the higher classes as a mark of distinction, but were later adopted by poorer people as well. Family names were standard in England by the 14th century, by which time the Wiggin family had already grown into several notable and distinguished houses, having been granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Wiggin Spelling Variations


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Wiggin Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wiggin, Wiggins, Wigan, Wigans, Wiegand, Wigand, Wigens and many more.

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Wiggin Early History


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Wiggin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wiggin research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1279, 1379, 1592, 1667, 1633, 1637, 1696 and 1739 are included under the topic Early Wiggin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wiggin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wiggin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wiggin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wiggin In Ireland


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Wiggin In Ireland



Some of the Wiggin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Wiggin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Captain Thomas Wiggin (1592-1667), who came to New England in 1630 and became the first governor of the Upper Plantation of New Hampshire
  • Thomas Wiggin, who landed in New Hampshire in 1631
  • Katherine Wiggin, who sailed to Boston in 1633
  • Tho Wiggin, aged 21, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Ann Wiggin, who arrived in Maryland in 1637
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wiggin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Lawrence Wiggin, who came to Maryland in 1742
  • James Wiggin came to Maryland in 1774

Wiggin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard Wiggin, who landed in America in 1800
  • Sarah Wiggin, who immigrated to Boston in 1848
  • C L Wiggin, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wiggin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wiggin (post 1700)



  • Samuel Adams Wiggin (1832-1899), American poet
  • Paul Wiggin (b. 1934), former American NFL football player
  • Albert Henry Wiggin (1868-1951), American banker
  • Kate Douglas Wiggin (1856-1923), American educator and author children's stories
  • Joseph Wiggin, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1936
  • J. Walker Wiggin, American Republican politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Manchester 1st Ward, 1948; Candidate for New Hampshire State Senate 16th District, 1948
  • Guy M. Wiggin, American Republican politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Dover 1st Ward; Elected 1956
  • George Wiggin, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Albany, 1902
  • G. S. Wiggin, American Republican politician, Mayor of Rockland, Maine, 1858-66
  • Charles T. Wiggin, American politician, Representative from New Hampshire 1st District, 1900
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Other References

  1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  10. 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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The Wiggin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wiggin 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.

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