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Origin of Wiggins

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Origin of Wiggins, Meaning of Wiggins

Origin: Wiggins is a patronymic variation of the English name Wiggin, derived from the Breton given name Wiucon, with elements meaning worthy and high, noble. The name was brought to England by followers of William the Conqueror. Occasionally, the name is derived from the given name Wigant, which originally was a nickname meaning 'warrior' and also introduced during the Conquest. Variations are Wigin, Wigan , and Wigand; in Germany they are Weigand, Weigang, Weigt, Weicht, Wiegandt, and Wiegank.
Surnames: Wiggins
Submitted by: Nancy Wiggins Davis
Origin of Wiggins, Meaning of Wiggins

Origin: My father has studied genealogy and, indeed, written two small books on the subject. Having traced our own family tree way back, he once told me that 'Wiggins' (in our particular family)used to be 'Wickens', and was changed to 'Wiggins' around about the time of the Witchcraft persecutions. This, to me, would make sense because 'Wickens' isn't 1000 miles away from 'Wiccen' (craft of the wise - Wicca). I always believed that 'Wiggins' was old Witchcraft name.
Surnames: Wiggins
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