William Wignall

Brief Life History of William

When William Wignall was born on 15 August 1804, in Aspull, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Wignall, was 42 and his mother, Peggy Ellison, was 39. He married Alice Radcliffe on 31 October 1830, in Standish, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He died in July 1861, in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 56, and was buried in Haigh, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

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William Wignall
Alice Radcliffe
Marriage: 31 October 1830
Margaret Wignall
Thomas Wignall
Elizabeth Wignall
James Wignall
Alice Wignall
William Wignall
Ellen Wignall
Lambert Wignall
Jane Wignall
John Wignall
Mary Ann Wignall

Sources (7)

  • William Wignall, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • William Wignall, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Wignall, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from Wiggenhall (Norfolk), Wiggenholt (Sussex), Wignal, a minor place near Holmes in the parish of Croston (Lancashire). The Norfolk placename derives from the Old English personal name Wicga (genitive Wicgan; see Wigley ) + Old English halh ‘nook, corner of land’. The Sussex placename derives from the Old English personal name Wicga (genitive Wicgan) + Old English holt ‘wood, thicket’. The Lancashire placename derives from the Old English personal name Wicga + Old English h(e)alh ‘nook, corner, recess’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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