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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



    Other References

    1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. 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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