Wingate Family History

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Wingate Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: habitational name from any of various place so called, for example Wingate in County Durham or Wingates in Northumberland, named in Old English as wind-geat ‘wind gate’, i.e. a place where the wind howls through a narrow pass or gap.

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


Similar surnames: Hungate, Wingard, Tungate, Holgate, Windle, Winham, Redgate, Colgate

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Wingate Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wingate name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    52%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    4%

  • Benin/Togo

    3%

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Wingate Family Origin

Where is the Wingate family from?

Wingate Family Occupations

What did your Wingate ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wingate family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wingate. The most common Wingate occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Wingate's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Wingate ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Wingate Historical Records

What Wingate family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 54,000 census records available for the last name Wingate. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wingatecensus 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Wingate. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Wingate. For the veterans among your Wingate ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wingate Life Expectancy

What is the average Wingate lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Wingate life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Wingate in 1948 was 46, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wingate

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wingate 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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