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Wigley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Derbyshire and Hampshire, named from the Old English byname Wicga (meaning ‘beetle’, ‘insect’) or Old English wicga ‘beetle’, ‘insect’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘woodland clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Willey, Wrigley, Iley, Riley, Midgley, Ripley, Wiley, Webley, Withey

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Wigley Family Origin

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Wigley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%

In 1881, Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wigley. The most common Wigley occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Wigley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wigley family was Labourer.

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Wigley Historical Records

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Wigley Life Expectancy

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