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The surname Wiggs was first found in Leicestershire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, at Lennerlyde.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wigston, Wigeton, Wiggeton, Wiggstone, Wigstone, Wigton, Wixton, Wickston, Wigginton, Wiggington, Wiginton, Wigginton, Wiginston, Wigingston and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wiggs research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1404 and 1548 are included under the topic Early Wiggs History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wiggs Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wiggs Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Eliza Wiggs, who arrived in Virginia in 1652

Wiggs Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Henry Wiggs, who landed in Virginia in 1725

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  • Hubert Thomas Wiggs (b. 1893), American professional football player and coach, active (1922 to 1923)
  • James Alvin "Jimmy" Wiggs (1876-1963), nicknamed "Big Jim," American Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher, active (1903 to 1906)
  • Johnny Wiggs (1899-1977), born John Wigginton Hyman, American jazz musician and band leader from New Orleans, Louisiana, mentor to Pete Fountain
  • Carson Michael Wiggs (b. 1990), American NFL football placekicker for the Seattle Seahawks
  • A. T. Wiggs, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1948
  • A. H. Wiggs, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1916 (alternate), 1940
  • Josephine Miranda Cordelia Susan Wiggs (b. 1965), English indie/alternative rock musician
  • Peter Stewart "Pete" Wiggs (b. 1966), English musician and DJ from Reigate, Surrey


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  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  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. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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The Wiggs Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wiggs 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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