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Origin of the name WIGSTAN.
Etymology of the name WIGSTAN.
Meaning of the baby name WIGSTAN.


WIGSTAN.  Anglo-Saxon name meaning "war stone," from Old English wig "strife, war," and stan "stone."  Also spelled Wihstan.  And see Skeat's article under the Norman form Wikestan. (The Place-names of Bedfordshire, Skeat, 1906; Onomasticon Anglo-Saxonicum, Searle, 1897).

ENSTONE (9th S. iii. 128, 332).—I was interested to see at the last reference that there is a tradition that the village of Winstone, near Cirencester, derived its name from a stone erected by a king of Wessex to commemorate a victory, because it apparently confirms a theory I put forward last year in writing upon the Lancashire name Winstanley, namely, that "Winstan" should be equated with "Wigstan," and literally meant "war-stone" or "battle-stone," and probably denoted a monument. HY. HARRISON. (Notes and Queries, 9th Series, v.3, Jan-Jun, 1899)


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