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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.


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. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. 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.

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