Early Origins of the Wingham family
The surname Wingham 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." 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Early History of the Wingham family
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Wingham Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Wingham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wingham family to the New World and Oceana
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..
Contemporary Notables of the name Wingham (post 1700)
- Duncan Wingham, English Professor of Climate Physics at University College London, known for his studies on the Antarctic
- Thomas Wingham (1846-1893), English musician, choirmaster at Brompton Oratory