Wing Family History

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Wing Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places named Wing in Buckinghamshire and Rutland. The former was probably named in Old English as the settlement of the Wiwingas ‘the family or followers of a man named Wiwa’, or alternatively perhaps ‘the people of the temple’ (from a derivative of Old English wig, weoh ‘(pre-Christian) temple’). The latter is from Old Norse vengi, a derivative of vangr ‘field’. Compare Wang. Dutch (van Wing): variant of Winge. Chinese : variant of Rong 2.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Ling, Ing, Wind, Wang, King, Bing, Weng, Winge, Sing, Ping

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Wing Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Wing. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • China


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Wing Family Origin

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Wing Family Occupations

What did your Wing ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wing occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Wing's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wing. A less common occupation for the Wing family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Wing Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 142,000 census records available for the last name Wing. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wing census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 28,000 immigration records available for the last name Wing. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 32,000 military records available for the last name Wing. For the veterans among your Wing ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wing Life Expectancy

What is the average Wing lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Wing life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Wing in 1940 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wing ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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