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Wigg Name Meaning

English (southeastern):: probably a nickname from Middle English wicga ‘beetle’. metonymic occupational name for a maker of buns or fancy breads baked in rounds and then divided up into wedge-shaped slices from Middle English wygge from Middle Dutch wigge ‘wedge(-shaped cake)’. Compare Wigger

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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Where is the Wigg family from?

You can see how Wigg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wigg family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wigg families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 47 Wigg families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Wigg's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Wigg families in 1911.
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What did your Wigg ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Wigg. 57% of Wigg men worked as a Farmer. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Driver
  • Farmers Son
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Passenger Lists

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

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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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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.

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