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Wignall Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from Wignal, a minor place near Holmes in the parish of Croston, so named from the genitive case of the Old English byname Wicga (see Wigley) + Old English h(e)alh ‘nook’, ‘corner’, ‘recess’.

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


Similar surnames: Wigfall, Bagnall, Bignell, Wall, Woodall, Windle, Darnall, Wivell

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Wignall Family Origin

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Wignall Family Occupations

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  • Cotton Weaver

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Carter

    2%
  • Joiner

    2%

In 1881, Cotton Weaver, Farmer and Carter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wignall. A less common occupation for the Wignall family was Joiner. The most common Wignall occupation in the UK was Cotton Weaver. 4% of Wignall's were Cotton Weavers.

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Wignall Historical Records

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Wignall Life Expectancy

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