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Wigton Early Origins



The surname Wigton 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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Wigton Spelling Variations


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Wigton Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wiggenton, Wigenton, Wigton, Wiggaton, Wiggeton and others.

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Wigton Early History


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Wigton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wigton research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Wigton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wigton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wigton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wigton Notables 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 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..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wigton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wigton (post 1700)



  • William H. Wigton, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1888
  • Robert C. Wigton, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2000
  • C. Benson Wigton, American Republican politician, Mayor of Plainfield, New Jersey; Elected 1932

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  3. 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).
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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The Wigton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wigton 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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