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Early Origins of the Wilgus family

The surname Wilgus was first found in Kent 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 county.

Early History of the Wilgus family

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Wilgus Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wildgose, Wildgoose, Wildgos, Wildgoes, Wilgoose, Wildegos, Wilgose and many more.

Early Notables of the Wilgus family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Wilgus 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 Wilgus (post 1700)

  • William J. Wilgus (1865-1949), American engineer who was responsible for the design and construction of New York City's Grand Central Terminal in 1902, eponym of Wilgus State Park, Ascutney, Vermont

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