Mingee History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Mingee surname is thought to come from Mengny, a Breton name derived from the words "men" meaning "stone" and "ki" meaning "dog."
Early Origins of the Mingee family
The surname Mingee was first found in East Anglia, where they are said to descend from a Mingay who was related to William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy. The first on record are Johannes Filius Menghi c. 1154-5, listed in documents for Lincolnshire; Robertus Filius Mingghi, listed in the Cartulary of St. Mary, Clerkenwell, Essex in 1178-81; Richard Mingy listed in 1276 in the Feet of Fines of Essex; and Waryn Mingay, who was a juror at an inquest in London in 1327.
Important Dates for the Mingee family
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Mingee Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Mingee, Mingy, Mingey, Mingay and others.
Early Notables of the Mingee family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mingee family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jeffrey Mingay, who came to Hampton, NH in 1640; James Mingay, who settled in Virginia in 1669; Wm. Mingay, who came to Virginia in 1670; and John Mingay, who came to Philadelphia in 1774..