Early Origins of the Wikel family
The surname Wikel was first found in Derbyshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Wikel family
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Wikel Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Wigall, Wigfol, Wigfal, Wigfull, Wigfoll, Wickfoll, Wickfall, Wickfill, Wigfil, Wigfill, Wigfell, Wigfell, Wickfell, Wikfel, Whigfall, Whigfull and many more.
Early Notables of the Wikel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wikel 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 Wikel (post 1700)
- Leslie Aris Wikel (1884-1959), American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 12th District, 1948; Candidate for Mayor of Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1949 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html