English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Wigginton

Major Settlement in the Parish of Wigginton

Historical Forms

  • Wigentone 1086 DB 1364 Cl
  • Wigintun' 1220 Fees 1389 Cl
  • Wigingtone 1225–6 WellsR
  • Wygyngtone 1320 Os
  • Winginton 1242–3 Fees
  • Wydyngtone 1285 Ass
  • Wykyngton 1344 Os 1370 AD

Etymology

'Wicga 's tūn.' A 'Wicga 's tumulus' appears c. 1250 in the field- names of the adjacent parish of Hook Norton, and could be named from the same man.