Early Origins of the Wenship family
The surname Wenship was first found in Kent
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1275 when John Winship held estates.
Early History of the Wenship family
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Wenship Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Winship, Winnsheep, Winnship, Wincheap, Wenshipp, Wenship, Winchip, Winchap, Wenchap, Wensheep and many more.
Early Notables of the Wenship family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wenship family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..