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Wrigglesworth Early Origins



The surname Wrigglesworth was first found in North Yorkshire at Wigglesworth, a township, in the parish of Long Preston, union of Settle, wapentake of Staincliffe. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The place dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was first listed as Winchelesuuorde [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and was held by Roger le Poitevin, a Norman Baron. Literally the place name means "enclosure of a man called Wincel," from the Old English personal name + "worth." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The progenitor of the American family is thought to have been Edward Wigglesworth, born 1603 in Scotton, Lincolnshire, father of Michael Wigglesworth (1631-1705), the Puritan minister and poet. The family moved to New England in 1638 when Michael was 7 years old.

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Wrigglesworth Spelling Variations


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Wrigglesworth Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wrigglesworth, Wriglesworth, Wigglesworth, Rigglesworth, Wrikesworth, Ricksworth, Riglesworth, Rigglesford, Wrigglesforth, Rigglesforth, Wrigglesford, Wigglesworth and many more.

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Wrigglesworth Early History


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Wrigglesworth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wrigglesworth research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1631, 1705, 1638, 1693 and 1765 are included under the topic Early Wrigglesworth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wrigglesworth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wrigglesworth Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Michael Wigglesworth (1631-1705), author of religious poetry, born in Yorkshire, England; he emigrated to America in 1638, best known for his poem "The Day of...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wrigglesworth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wrigglesworth In Ireland


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Wrigglesworth In Ireland



Some of the Wrigglesworth family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wrigglesworth Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Henry Wrigglesworth, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Knottingley, England, in 1909
  • Olive Wrigglesworth, aged 0, who settled in America from Knottingley, England, in 1909
  • Ethel Wrigglesworth, aged 24, who emigrated to America from Harrowgate, England, in 1911
  • Jane Elizabeth Wrigglesworth, aged 38, who landed in America from Hull, England, in 1915
  • Florence Wrigglesworth, aged 20, who landed in America from Croydon, England, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wrigglesworth Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Fred Wrigglesworth, who landed in Victoria, British Columbia in 1862

Wrigglesworth Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Wrigglesworth, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Angelina" on April 25, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
  • William Wrigglesworth arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Bronte" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wrigglesworth (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wrigglesworth (post 1700)



  • Tom Wrigglesworth, English stand-up comedian from Yorkshire
  • Sir Ian William Wrigglesworth (b. 1939), English politician, Treasurer of the Liberal Democrats
  • William Herbert "Billy" Wrigglesworth (1912-1980), English footballer
  • Susan Wrigglesworth (1954-1996), British fencer who competed at the 1972, 1976 and 1980 Summer Olympics

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  11. ...

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