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The Wygle surname comes from the Old English words "wicga," meaning a "bug," and " leah," meaning a clearing in the woods. There are several places in England named from these words, such as Wigley in Derbyshire, Wigley, Shropshire, Wigley Cross in Dorset, and Wigley in Hampshire; the surname may have been a habitational name, taken on from one of these place names.

Wygle Early Origins



The surname Wygle was first found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat at Brampton during the reign of king Edward III (ruled 1327-1377). 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 year 1328 when they held a family seat in Brampton in that shire.

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Wygle Spelling Variations


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Wygle Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wigley, Whigley, Wiggeley, Wygley, Wyggeley, Wiggerley and many more.

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Wygle Early History


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Wygle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wygle research. Another 349 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1683, 1776, and 1795 are included under the topic Early Wygle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wygle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wygle Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wygle 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Edward Wigley, who arrived in New England in 1666; John Wigley, who came to Maryland in 1670; Thomas Wigley, who arrived in Maryland in 1673; Elizabeth Wigley, a bonded passenger who arrived in Jamaica in 1716.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wygle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wygle (post 1700)



  • Patsy Wygle, American actress, known for When Nature Calls (1985) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
  • Kathleen Wygle, American actress, known for Pale Rider (1985)and Dark Horse (1992)
  • Rachael Wygle, American model and beauty pageant contestant for Miss Texas USA 2008
  • Brien Wygle, American test pilot for the Boeing 747 in 1969

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Wygle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wygle 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.

    This page was last modified on 7 March 2016 at 07:46.

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