Wiggin Family History

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Wiggin Name Meaning

from the Breton personal name Wiucon, composed of elements meaning ‘worthy’ + ‘high’, ‘noble’, which was introduced into England by followers of William the Conqueror. from the Germanic personal name Wigant, originally a byname meaning ‘warrior’, from the present participle of wigan ‘to fight’, likewise introduced to England in the wake of the Conquest.

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


Similar surnames: Wiggins, Higgins, Wilkin, Siglin, Firmin, Wigren, Wergin, Liggio

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Wiggin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wiggin name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Wiggin. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    50%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    23%

  • France

    9%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

  • Norway

    4%

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Wiggin Family Origin

Where is the Wiggin family from?

Wiggin Family Occupations

What did your Wiggin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farm Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wiggin. The most common Wiggin occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Wiggin's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Wiggin family was Annuitant.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    7%
  • Farm Labourer

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Annuitant

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Wiggin ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Wiggin Historical Records

What Wiggin family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Wiggin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wiggin 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 Wiggin. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Wiggin. For the veterans among your Wiggin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wiggin Life Expectancy

What is the average Wiggin lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Wiggin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Wiggin in 1945 was 39, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wiggin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wiggin 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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