Wigg Family History

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Wigg Name Meaning

nickname from Middle English wigge ‘beetle’, ‘bug’. metonymic occupational name for a maker of fancy breads baked in rounds and then divided up into wedge-shaped slices, Middle English wigge, from Middle Dutch wigge ‘wedge(-shaped cake)’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Pigg, Wagg, Twigg, Wing, Hogg, Wint, Wire, Figg, Wage, High

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Wigg Family Origin

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Wigg Family Occupations

What did your Wigg ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Wigg. 2% of Wigg men worked as a Bricklayer and 54% of Wigg women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wigg were Carpenter joiner and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bricklayer
  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Carpenter joiner

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Wigg Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Wigg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wigg census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Wigg. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Wigg. For the veterans among your Wigg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wigg Life Expectancy

What is the average Wigg lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2003, in the United States, Wigg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Wigg in 1950 was 41, and 84 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wigg

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wigg ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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