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The surname Willdigg was first found in Staffordshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest of 1066.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wilding, Wildigge, Wylding and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Willdigg research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 164 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Willdigg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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More information is included under the topic Early Willdigg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Wilding settled in Virginia in 1698; August Wilding arrived in New York State in 1879.

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  • Patrick Gerald "Pat" Willdigg (b. 1932), English footballer who played from 1950 to 1956 for Port Vale
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    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. 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. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    The Willdigg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Willdigg 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.

    This page was last modified on 11 September 2014 at 08:21.

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