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Wingam Early Origins



The surname Wingam was first found in Kent at Wingham, a civil parish and village that dates back to 834 when it was originally listed as Uuigincggaham. By the Domesday Book in 1086, it had a more modern spelling of Wingheham and literally meant "homestead of the family or followers of a man called Wiga" having derived from the Old English personal name + inga + ham. Alternatively, the first element may have been derived from the Old English "wig" meaning "heathen temple." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The lands of Wingham, were held by the Archbishop of Canterbury who was recorded as chief tenant in the Domesday Book. At that time, this large village consisted of 2 mills a fishery and a salthouse. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

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Wingam Spelling Variations


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Wingam Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wingam, Wingham, Wingeham and others.

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Wingam Early History


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Wingam Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wingam research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1236, 1148, 1262, 1255, 1259 and 1262 are included under the topic Early Wingam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wingam Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wingam Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wingam Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers were recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Florida, and to the islands..

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Citations


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  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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The Wingam Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wingam Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 20 January 2014 at 15:01.

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