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Wingen Early Origins



The surname Wingen 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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Wingen Spelling Variations


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Wingen Spelling Variations



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

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Wingen Early History


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Wingen Early History



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

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Wingen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wingen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wingen 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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