Wingate History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wingate family

The surname Wingate was first found in Durham where they held a family seat at Wingate (now Wingate-Grange), in the parish of Kelloe. [1] [2]

Wingate dates back to c. 1070-1080 when it was first listed as Windegatum and literally meant "wind-swept gap(s) or pass(es)" from the Old English words "wind-geat." The township of Windgates is in Northumberland and it dates back to 1208 when it was first listed as Wyndegates. [3]

Early History of the Wingate family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wingate research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1251, 1518, 1592, 1596, 1656, 1620, 1606, 1685, 1640 and 1648 are included under the topic Early Wingate History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wingate Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Wingate family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Ninian Winzet, Winyet or Wingate (1518-1592), Scottish controversialist, born in Renfrew. "Families of the same name held property and rented lands in Glasgow and the vicinity. " [4] Edmund Wingate (1596-1656), was an English mathematical and legal writer, one of the first to publish in the 1620s on the principle of the...
Another 61 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wingate Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Wingate migration to the United States +

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 [5]
  • Roger Wingate, who arrived in Virginia in 1641 [5]
  • John Wingate, who settled in Virginia in 1654
  • John Wingate, who arrived in New England in 1666 [5]
Wingate Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Joseph Wingate, who landed in Virginia in 1703 [5]
  • Moses Wingate, who settled in Boston in 1765
Wingate Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Benjamin Wingate, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [5]
  • A G Wingate, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [5]
  • 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 immigrated 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 immigrated 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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Wingate migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wingate Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Frederick Wingate, aged 39, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1913

Australia Wingate migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Wingate Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Wingate, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Branken Moor" in 1840 [6]
  • Frances Wingate, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Branken Moor" in 1840 [6]
  • Joseph Wingate, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Branken Moor" in 1840 [6]
  • William Wingate, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Amity Hall" in 1850 [7]

New Zealand Wingate 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:

Wingate Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • James Wingate, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Balaklava" in 1864

Contemporary Notables of the name Wingate (post 1700) +

  • Heath L. Wingate (b. 1944), former American NFL football center for the Washington Redskins in 1967
  • Elmer Horsey Wingate (1928-2016), American football player for the Baltimore Colts (1953)
  • Dick Wingate (b. 1952), American music industry and digital entertainment executive
  • David Grover Stacey Wingate Jr. (b. 1963), American retired professional basketball player
  • Anne Wingate (b. 1943), American mystery writer
  • Major Leon-Legrant Wingate (b. 1983), American professional basketball player
  • David Robert Wingate (1819-1899), American lumber businessman and plantation farmer who served in the Confederate Army
  • Jason Wright Wingate (b. 1971), American composer, cellist and poet
  • David Wingate (1828-1892), Scottish poet and miner, known as 'the collier poet'
  • Robert Wingate (1832-1900), British civil engineer who built railways in Canada, Russia, Hungary and Uruguay
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


The Wingate Motto +

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.


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  3. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  4. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  5. ^ 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)
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRANKEN MOOR 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840BrankenMoor.htm
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AMITY HALL 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850AmityHall.gif


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