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
1804–1861
Alice Radcliffe
1812–1892
Marriage: 31 October 1830
Margaret Wignall
1831–1889
Thomas Wignall
1835–1874
Elizabeth Wignall
1837–1890
James Wignall
1838–1921
Alice Wignall
1841–1920
William Wignall
1843–1867
Ellen Wignall
1845–1903
Lambert Wignall
1847–1905
Jane Wignall
1849–1919
John Wignall
1851–1918
Mary Ann Wignall
1853–

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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