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Wing Family History

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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Where is the Wing family from?

You can see how Wing families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wing family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wing families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 155 Wing families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Wing's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Wing families in 1840.
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What did your Wing ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wing. 13% of Wing men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Wing women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wing were Cook and Clerk.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Cook

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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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