Early Origins of the Wrigglesworth family
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. 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 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." 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.
Early History of the Wrigglesworth family
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Wrigglesworth Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Wrigglesworth, Wriglesworth, Wigglesworth, Rigglesworth, Wrikesworth, Ricksworth, Riglesworth, Rigglesford, Wrigglesforth, Rigglesforth, Wrigglesford, Wigglesworth and many more.
Early Notables of the Wrigglesworth family (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.
Migration of the Wrigglesworth family to Ireland
Some of the Wrigglesworth family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Wrigglesworth family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844
- William Wrigglesworth, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Bronte" in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DUKE OF BRONTE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849DukeOfBronte.htm
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