Early Origins of the Wigington family
The surname Wigington was first found in Yorkshire
where the family name was first referenced in the year 1170 when Akeman de Wigenton was granted lands at that time. Wigton in Cumberland
was home to another branch of the family established in ancient times. "Of the early history of this place little is recorded: the barony was given by William de Meschines to Waldeof, Lord of Allerdale, and by him to Odoard, who lived about the period of the Norman Conquest
, and assumed the name De Wigton." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Wigington family
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Wigington Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Wiggenton, Wigenton, Wigton, Wiggaton, Wiggeton and others.
Early Notables of the Wigington family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wigington family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
Contemporary Notables of the name Wigington (post 1700)
- John Elihu Wigington (1875-1946), American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Anderson, South Carolina, 1937-43 (acting, 1937) CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html