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Wigglesworth Early Origins



The surname Wigglesworth was first found in North Yorkshire at Wigglesworth, a township, in the parish of Long Preston, union of Settle, wapentake of Staincliffe. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The place dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was first listed as Winchelesuuorde [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and was held by Roger le Poitevin, a Norman Baron. Literally the place name means "enclosure of a man called Wincel," from the Old English personal name + "worth." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The progenitor of the American family is thought to have been Edward Wigglesworth, born 1603 in Scotton, Lincolnshire, father of Michael Wigglesworth (1631-1705), the Puritan minister and poet. The family moved to New England in 1638 when Michael was 7 years old.

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Wigglesworth Spelling Variations


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Wigglesworth Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wrigglesworth, Wriglesworth, Wigglesworth, Rigglesworth, Wrikesworth, Ricksworth, Riglesworth, Rigglesford, Wrigglesforth, Rigglesforth, Wrigglesford, Wigglesworth and many more.

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Wigglesworth Early History


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Wigglesworth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wigglesworth research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1631, 1705, 1638, 1693 and 1765 are included under the topic Early Wigglesworth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wigglesworth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wigglesworth Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Michael Wigglesworth (1631-1705), author of religious poetry, born in Yorkshire, England; he emigrated to America in 1638, best known for his poem "The Day of...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wigglesworth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wigglesworth In Ireland


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Wigglesworth In Ireland



Some of the Wigglesworth family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 93 words (7 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:

Wigglesworth Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Michael Wigglesworth, who is on record in New England in 1651
  • Michael Wigglesworth, who arrived in New England in 1651
  • Thomas Wigglesworth, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682

Wigglesworth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Wigglesworth, who landed in New York in 1838

Wigglesworth Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Wigglesworth, who was recorded in London, Canada, in the Ontario census of 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wigglesworth (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wigglesworth (post 1700)



  • Col. Edward Wigglesworth, American Commander of the 13th Massachusetts Regiment, also known as Wigglesworth's State Regiment, during the American Revolutionary War
  • Edward Wigglesworth (1732-1794), American professor of divinity at Harvard College, son of Edward Wigglesworth
  • Frank Wigglesworth (1918-1996), American composer, conductor, performer and teacher, Composer in Residence at the American Academy of Rome from 1969-1970, President of the American Composers Alliance from 1980-1984
  • Richard Bowditch "Dick" Wigglesworth (1891-1960), American football player, coach and politician, United States Representative from Massachusetts (1928-1933)
  • Richard Bowditch Wigglesworth (1891-1960), American Republican politician, Private secretary to Philippines Governor-General W. Cameron Forbes, 1913
  • George Wigglesworth, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Naugatuck, 1926
  • Cathryn Helen Wigglesworth (b. 1951), birth name of Helen Worth, an English British Soap Award winning actress, best known for playing Gail McIntyre in the ITV soap opera, Coronation Street since 1974
  • Ryan Wigglesworth (b. 1979), English composer, conductor and pianist from Yorkshire, current Composer in Residence at English National Opera
  • Richard Eric Peter Wigglesworth (b. 1983), English rugby union player for Saracens
  • Air Commodore Cecil George Wigglesworth (1893-1961), English RAF officer and cricketer for the Royal Air Force in 1927
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  2. 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).
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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The Wigglesworth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wigglesworth 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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