Wiggs Family History

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Wiggs Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Wigg.

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

Similar surnames: Higgs, Twiggs, Diggs, Riggs, Wilks, Biggs, Figgs, Griggs, Wilds

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Wiggs Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wiggs name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Wiggs. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Wiggs Family Origin

Where is the Wiggs family from?

Wiggs Family Occupations

What did your Wiggs ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wiggs occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Wiggs's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wiggs. A less common occupation for the Wiggs family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Wiggs ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Wiggs Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Wiggs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wiggs census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wiggs. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Wiggs. For the veterans among your Wiggs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wiggs Life Expectancy

What is the average Wiggs lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Wiggs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wiggs in 1944 was 23, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wiggs ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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