Wing History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Wing family

The surname Wing was first found in Perthshire where they were conjecturally descended from a Saxon Thane from Wing in Rutland (near Luffenham) in England.

Important Dates for the Wing family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wing research. Another 112 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1365, 1281, 1291, 1619, 1668, 1587 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Wing History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wing Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wing, Wink, Winks, Wynk, Wyng, Wyngke, Wingh and others.

Early Notables of the Wing family (pre 1700)

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Wing migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wing Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Hugh Wing who settled in Virginia in 1620
  • Hugh Wing, who arrived in Virginia in 1620 [1]
  • Robert Wing, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1630
  • Daniel Wing, who landed in Massachusetts in 1632 [1]
  • Robert Wing, who settled in New England in 1634
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Wing Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Susannah Wing, who settled in Maryland in 1775
Wing Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J C Wing, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • D A Wing, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • B F Wing, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • G. W. Wing settled in San Francisco, California in 1852
  • Charles Wing, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855 [1]

Wing migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wing Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • William Wing, who settled in Bona Vista, Newfoundland in 1698 [2]
Wing Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Gersham Wing U.E. who settled in Elizabeth Town [Elizabethtown], Leeds County, Ontario c. 1789 [3]

Wing migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Wing Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Wing, who landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1840
  • Mr. John Wing, (b. 1837), aged 25, British farm labourer travelling from London aboard the ship "Mersey" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 25th September 1862 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Wing (post 1700)

  • Paul Wing (1892-1957), American Academy Award winning assistant director, father of Toby Wing
  • Martha Virginia "Toby" Wing (1915-2001), American actress
  • William Ricketson Wing (1830-1908), and his brother Joseph, American founders and owners of whaling company J. & W. R. Wing Company, the largest whaling firm in the United States
  • Donald Goddard Wing (1904-1972), American Associate Librarian at Yale University from 1939 to 1970
  • Bradley Thomas "Brad" Wing (b. 1991), Australian-born, American NFL football punter
  • C. A. Wing, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1860 [5]
  • Bert P. Wing, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Mayor of Muskegon Heights, Michigan, 1917 [5]
  • Austin Eli Wing (1792-1849), American politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Monroe County, 1842; Member of University of Michigan Board of Regents, 1845-49 [5]
  • Austin Wing, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 12th District, 1852-54 [5]
  • Ann Kilbane Wing, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1972 [5]
  • ... (Another 40 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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