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Wingfield Early Origins



The surname Wingfield was first found in Suffolk at Wingfield, an ancient Saxon village that dates back to c. 1035 when it was listed as Wingefeld and probably meant "open land of the family or followers of a man called Wiga," from the Old English personal name + "-inga" + "feld." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

"The Wingfields of Wingfield and Letheringham, both in Suffolk, a distinguished family of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, are traced nearly to the Conquest, though they do not appear to have been lords of the manor or castle of Wingfield before the reign of Edward II. " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

Wingfield Castle, was the ancestral home of the Wingfield family and their heirs. Of note was Sir John de Wingfield (died c. 1361), Chief Administrator to Edward the Black Prince, a title received c. 1351 as a result of his devotion his prince including Crecy in 1346 and in the Normandy campaign in 1347-1348. Wingfield College "was founded on the south side of the church [of Wingfield] by the will of Sir John Wingfield, in 1362, for a provost and nine priests." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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Wingfield Spelling Variations


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Wingfield Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Winfield, Wingfield and others.

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Wingfield Early History


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Wingfield Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wingfield research. Another 209 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1361, 1456, 1525, 1523, 1525, 1403, 1454, 1464, 1539, 1534, 1550, 1634, 1552, 1551, 1552, 1560, 1626, 1597, 1621, 1626, 1545, 1533, 1536, 1628, 1660 and 1677 are included under the topic Early Wingfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wingfield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wingfield Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Sir John Wingfield (d. 1361), High Steward and Councilor to the Prince of Wales, who accompanied the Prince on his campaigns in France, Chief Administrator to Edward the Black Prince; Sir Richard Wingfield, (1456-1525), from Letheringham, Suffolk, English courtier, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster...

Another 126 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wingfield Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wingfield In Ireland


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Wingfield In Ireland



Some of the Wingfield family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 53 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 were:

Wingfield Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Maria Wingfield (c.1550-1631), who came to Virginia in 1606, and rose to become Colonial Governor of Virginia in 1607
  • Robert Wingfield, who arrived in Maine in 1621
  • Thomas Wingfield, who came to Virginia in 1636
  • Jane Wingfield, who arrived in Maryland in 1675

Wingfield Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Wingfield, who landed in America in 1764
  • William Wingfield, aged 30, arrived in Virginia in 1773

Wingfield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John G Wingfield, who landed in Texas in 1836
  • C Wingfield, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850

Wingfield Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Wingfield, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834
  • Daniel Wingfield arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Anna Maria" in 1849

Wingfield Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Wingfield, aged 31, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888
  • Fanny Wingfield, aged 29, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wingfield (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wingfield (post 1700)



  • Dontonio B. Wingfield (b. 1974), former American professional NBA basketball player
  • Frederick Davis "Ted" Wingfield (1899-1975), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1923 through 1927
  • William Monroe Wingfield, American politician, Socialist Workers Candidate for Presidential Elector for Arizona, 1968
  • Junius Wingfield, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1860
  • Gus Wingfield, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1996, 2000, 2004
  • Mrs. George Wingfield Jr., American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1960
  • George Wingfield Jr., American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1956
  • George Wingfield, American Republican politician, Member of Republican National Committee from Nevada, 1924
  • James Digman Wingfield (1800-1872), English painter
  • Sir Charles John Wingfield KCSI, CB, MP, (1820-1892), English politician, Member of Parliament for Gravesend (1868-1874)
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Wingfield Historic Events


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Wingfield Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Charles H Wingfield (b. 1908), English Petty Officer Cook (S) serving for the Royal Navy from All Saints, Hastings, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Basil Frederick Percy Bamsay Wingfield (b. 1905), English Chief Electrical Artificer from England, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

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Motto


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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: Fidelite est de Dieu
Motto Translation: Faith is in God.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  11. ...

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