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Where did the English Wingate family come from? What is the English Wingate family crest and coat of arms? When did the Wingate family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Wingate family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Wingate, Windgate, Wyngate, Wingett, Wingit and others.

First found in Durham where they held a family seat at Wingate, in the parish of Kelloe, from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wingate research. Another 175 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1251, 1596, 1656, 1620, 1606, 1685, 1640 and 1648 are included under the topic Early Wingate History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 111 words(8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wingate Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wingate Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Dorothy Wingate, who landed in Virginia in 1640
  • Roger Wingate, who arrived in Virginia in 1641
  • John Wingate, who settled in Virginia in 1654
  • John Wingate, who arrived in New England in 1666

Wingate Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Joseph Wingate, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • Moses Wingate settled in Boston in 1765

Wingate Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Benjamin Wingate, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • A G Wingate, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • J. M. Wingate, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Arthur Wingate, aged 21, who landed in America from Leeds, in 1898
  • Isabella Wingate, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Paisley, in 1898

Wingate Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Helen Wingate, aged 5, who landed in America from East London, in 1906
  • George Wingate, aged 32, who landed in America from East London, in 1906
  • David C. Wingate, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States from Cornborough, England, in 1909
  • Dora Wingate, aged 38, who settled in America from London, England, in 1910
  • Charles Wingate, aged 40, who settled in America from Scotland, in 1911


Wingate Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century


  • Frederick Wingate, aged 39, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1913

Wingate Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • William Wingate arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Branken Moor" in 1840
  • Frances Wingate arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Branken Moor" in 1840
  • Joseph Wingate arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Branken Moor" in 1840
  • William Wingate arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Amity Hall" in 1850

Wingate Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • James Wingate arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Balaklava" in 1864

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  • Major Leon-Legrant Wingate (b. 1983), American professional basketball player
  • Jason Wright Wingate (b. 1971), American composer, cellist and poet
  • David Robert Wingate (1819-1899), American lumber businessman
  • Robert Wingate (1832-1900), British civil engineer
  • Dame Catherine Leslie Wingate DBE (1858-1946), née Catherine Leslie Rundle, British humanitarian
  • Sir Francis Reginald Wingate (1861-1953), 1st Baronet, British general and administrator in Egypt and the Sudan
  • David Balcombe Wingate OBE (b. 1935), Bermuda ornithologist, naturalist and conservationist
  • Sir Ronald Evelyn Leslie Wingate CB, CMG, CIE, OBE (1889-1978), 2nd Baronet, British colonial administrator
  • Major-General Orde Charles Wingate DSO and two bars (1903-1944), British general


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The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Suum cuique
Motto Translation: To every man his own.

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The Wingate Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wingate 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.

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