Wigg Name Meaning

nickname from Middle English wigge ‘beetle’, ‘bug’. metonymic occupational name for a maker of fancy breads baked in rounds and then divided up into wedge-shaped slices, Middle English wigge, from Middle Dutch wigge ‘wedge(-shaped cake)’.

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

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Wigg Family Origin

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Wigg Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Blacksmith

    6%

In 1880, the most common Wigg occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Wigg's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wigg. A less common occupation for the Wigg family was Blacksmith.

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Wigg Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1950 and 2003, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wigg

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