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Wrong is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Wrong family lived in Cambridgeshire, at Wrench.

Wrong Early Origins



The surname Wrong was first found in Cambridgeshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Haddenham. Conjecturally they are descended from one of seven Freemen who held this village from the Abbot of Ely. Haddenham was included in the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
a census taken in 1086 and initiated by Duke William of Normandy after his conquest of England in 1066 A.D.

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Wrong Spelling Variations


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Wrong Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Rench, Wrench, Renche, Wrenche and others.

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Wrong Early History


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Wrong Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wrong research. Another 214 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wrong History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wrong Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wrong Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wrong Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Wrong or a variant listed above:

Wrong Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Wrong, who arrived in Virginia in 1663

Wrong Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Wrong U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1786 he served in the Marine Department [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wrong (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wrong (post 1700)



  • Dennis Hume Wrong (b. 1923), Canadian-born, American sociologist, and emeritus professor of sociology in the Department of Sociology at New York University
  • Oliver Murray Wrong (1925-2012), British academic nephrologist, one of the founders of the specialty in the United Kingdom
  • Edward Murray Wrong (1889-1928), British historian, Vice-President of Magdalen College, Oxford (1924-1925), grandfather of Michela Wrong
  • Michela Wrong (b. 1961), British journalist and author
  • Humphrey Hume Wrong (1894-1954), Canadian historian, professor, diplomat, Canadian Ambassador to the United States
  • George MacKinnon Wrong FRSC (1860-1948), Canadian clergyman and historian, grandfather of Dennis Wrong

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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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The Wrong Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wrong 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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