Wiggstone History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Wiggstone family
The surname Wiggstone was first found in Leicestershire at either Wigston Magna or Wigston Parva. Both parishes date back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where they were listed as Wichingestone and Wicestan, respectively. 
Wigston Magna literally means "farmstead or estate of a man called Wicing," from the Old English Viking name + "tun." "Magna" means "great." 
Wigston Parva literally meant "rocking-stone," from the Old English "wigga" + "stan." 
Anther source notes that the word "Wigston" means "Wigg's (Stone) Castle. Wig, a descendant of Woden (who probably in the 3rd cent. A.D.), was an ancestor of the kings of Wessex." 
"Wig occurs in the ancestry of Cerdic, king of the West Saxons, and Wiga is found in the Domesday of Yorkshire. Hence perhaps Wigson, Wigget, Wiggin, &c.' 
The name is rather rare in early rolls. The source "Early London Personal Names" includes Ailmar Wigga, c. 1130, while the Pipe Rolls of Essex list Walter Wigge in 1204. 
Early History of the Wiggstone family
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Wiggstone Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Wigston, Wigeton, Wiggeton, Wiggstone, Wigstone, Wigton, Wixton, Wickston, Wigginton, Wiggington, Wiginton, Wigginton, Wiginston, Wigingston and many more.
Early Notables of the Wiggstone family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wiggstone family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charles Wigston arrived in New York State in 1820.