Last name: Wiggins
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definitely Irish. just like Higgins.
I dont get this site it almost always says a family as being English, the Bretons a Celtic people lived in Britian prior to the Norman Invastion or the Anglo-Saxons. So the people may have adopted surnames because of them, but when it says the personal name "Wincon" or "Uuicon" was Breton it means a Breton family from Britain adopted the surname after the Norman Invasion, not the they were Norman,etc. The Normans were mainly descendants of Vikings who lived in France and spoke French, some however did have Gaulic blood too, as they intermarried with the local Celtic people in Northern France. So basically if your family is a Wiggins from England you have Celtic/Breton origins unless you can prove for a fact they came over with the Anglo Saxons and adopted the Germanic form of the name.
My dad remembers being told Wiggins was a once O'Wiggins or McWiggins with a final decision of Wiggins. He coudn't understand why since the Scots and Irish hated the English. Sounds like we could have been wrong.
Our name when we did our geneology tracing was "Mcguigan" from County Cork and County Mayo, Ireland. When our family came to the USA through New York the name was changed then to "Wiggins" to be more "British" and avoid the stigmas many Irish and Scot immigrants faced. Because the root of the Wiggins name and the McGuigan name are one and the same I am proud to be a Wiggins.
Its english everyone wants to be irish english is boring
I doubt the Scots who emigrated to America were loathed in the way the Irish immigrants were. A Scottish accent in America back then, was a definite plus. As can be seen by the number of US presidents with Scottish surnames.
English descendants can brag about their very own Robin Hood. The Irish have Saint Patrick & the Scots have Sir William Wallace. Braveheart was the freakin' bomb!! I'm a Wiggins & almost feel guilty about putting Sir William to death. Luckily its not 100% guilt though because I'm a quarter Irish & a quarter German. English is 40 to 50% & perhaps a wee bit of Scottish.
My surname's Wiggins, but my Dad wasn't told any of his roots, I don't think he ever met his grandparents. I've always wanted to know where I came from... Thanks :)
wiggins - worthy , high or noble..2) warrior..to fight.3) son of... muhammad - praise worthy. the great seal of the prophets, Allah does not make mistakes.