Wingrove History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wingrove family

The surname Wingrove was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century.

Early History of the Wingrove family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wingrove research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Wingrove History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wingrove Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wingrove, Wyngrove, Wynngrove, Winngrove, Wingrave and many more.

Early Notables of the Wingrove family (pre 1700)

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United States Wingrove migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wingrove Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • William Eamt Wingrove, aged 22, who landed in America from London, in 1903
  • Elizabeth Wingrove, aged 50, who immigrated to the United States from England, in 1906
  • Alfred Thomas Wingrove, aged 50, who landed in America from England, in 1906
  • John Wingrove, aged 34, who landed in America from Sheffield, England, in 1907
  • Nellie Wingrove, aged 27, who immigrated to the United States from Sheffield, England, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Wingrove migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wingrove Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • William Wingrove, aged 26, who immigrated to Regina, Canada, in 1913

New Zealand Wingrove 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:

Wingrove Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John Wingrove, aged 26, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Howrah" in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Wingrove (post 1700) +

  • Kenneth R. Wingrove Sr., American politician, Mayor of East Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1947-49 [1]
  • Gerald A. Wingrove MBE, British model engineer and author
  • Billy Wingrove (b. 1982), British football freestyler from London
  • Elsie Wingrove (1923-1946), Canadian outfielder who played from 1946 through 1947 in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998
  • Nigel Wingrove (b. 1957), British founder of the horror film company Redemption Films and the Salvation Group
  • David Wingrove (b. 1954), British science fiction writer, author of the Chung Kuo novels


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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