Willig History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Willig family

The surname Willig was first found in Hampshire, Isle of Whight, 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 lands.

Early History of the Willig family

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Willig Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Willgrass, Willgress, Willgross, Wilgress, Wildris, Wildgrice, Wilgrice, Wilgress, Wilgrass, Williger, Willigers, Willekes, Willgryce, Wilgrice and many more.

Early Notables of the Willig family (pre 1700)

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United States Willig migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Willig Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Aug Willig, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Willig (post 1700) +

  • Susan Willig, American Democratic Party politician, Member, Platform Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008
  • Debroah Willig, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2004


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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