Early Origins of the Willigers family
The surname Willigers 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 Willigers family
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Willigers 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 Willigers family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Willigers 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..