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The ancestors of the name Wrigley date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Wrigley family lived in a settlement called Wrigley, which experts theorize was in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The surname Wrigley belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Wrigley Early Origins



The surname Wrigley was first found in Staffordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Wrigley Spelling Variations


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Wrigley Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Wrigley are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Wrigley include: Wrigley, Wrigly, Rigley, Riggeley and others.

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Wrigley Early History


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Wrigley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wrigley research. Another 212 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wrigley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wrigley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wrigley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wrigley Notables 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Wrigley or a variant listed above:

Wrigley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Abraham, Elias, James, John, Joseph, Thomas, William Wrigley, all arrived in Philadelphia between 1825-1868
  • Thomas Wrigley, who arrived in Mississippi in 1840
  • Joseph Wrigley, who landed in New York, NY in 1846
  • John Wrigley, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866
  • Clarence Wrigley, aged 26, who landed in America from London, in 1896
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wrigley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Annie Wrigley, aged 7, who emigrated to the United States from Oldham, England, in 1906
  • Beatrice Wrigley, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1907
  • Beatrice Wrigley, aged 24, who landed in America from Manchester, England, in 1907
  • Clara Wrigley, aged 50, who emigrated to America from Oxford, England, in 1907
  • Agnes Wrigley, aged 6, who emigrated to the United States from Manchester, England, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wrigley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Wrigley, aged 31, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Monsoon"

Wrigley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Gillon Wrigley landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Thomas Wrigley, aged 15, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Oriental" in 1840
  • John Wrigley arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • Edmund Wrigley arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Andrew Jackson" in 1865
  • John Wrigley arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Racehorse" in 1868
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wrigley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wrigley (post 1700)



  • Drew Wrigley, American Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota
  • Robert Wrigley (b. 1951), American poet and educator
  • George Watson Wrigley (1874-1952), American Major League Baseball player
  • William Wrigley Jr. (1861-1932), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1916, 1920, 1924, 1928
  • Kathleen Wrigley, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 2008
  • Byron E. Wrigley, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1920
  • William Wrigley Jr. (1861-1932), American chewing gum industrialist, founder and eponym of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company in 1891
  • Philip Knight Wrigley (1894-1977), American chewing gum industrialist, son of William Wrigley
  • Bernard Wrigley (b. 1948), English singer, actor and comedian
  • Sir Edward Anthony "Tony" Wrigley (b. 1931), English historical demographer
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Wrigley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wrigley 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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