Wrigley Family History

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Wrigley Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from Wrigley Head near Salford, the second element of which is presumably Old English leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’; the first may be a personal name or topographical term from Old English wrigian ‘to strive’, ‘to bend or turn’.

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


Similar surnames: Wigley, Willey, Ridley, Grimley, Riley, Ripley, Risley, Whitley

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Wrigley Family Origin

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Wrigley Family Occupations

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  • Housekeeper

    3%
  • Cotton Weaver

    2%
  • Coal Miner

    2%
  • Woollen Weaver

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Wrigley family was Woollen Weaver. Housekeeper, Cotton Weaver and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wrigley. The most common Wrigley occupation in the UK was Housekeeper. 3% of Wrigley's were Housekeepers.

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Wrigley Historical Records

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Wrigley Life Expectancy

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