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Winge Name Meaning

German: from a short form of any of the Germanic personal names beginning with wini ‘friend’. Belgian (van Wing): habitational name from Sint-Joris-Winge in the Belgian province of Brabant. Belgian: according to Debrabandere, it may also be variant of van (der) Winden, a habitational name from Overwinden or Neerwinden, also in Brabant. Swedish and Danish: ornamental name from vinge ‘wing’.

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


Similar surnames: Winger, Wince, Minge, Linge, Wing, Inge, Ingle, Ringe, Rinne, Lingen

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Where is the Winge family from?

You can see how Winge families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Winge family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Winge families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Winge family living in Kentucky. This was about 50% of all the recorded Winge's in the USA. Kentucky and 1 other state had the highest population of Winge families in 1840.
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What did your Winge ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Home Work were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Winge. 26% of Winge men worked as a Farmer and 26% of Winge women worked as a Home Work. Some less common occupations for Americans named Winge were Farm Labor and Cook.

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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

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Carpenter
    8%
  • Farm Labor
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Home Work
    26%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Cook
    12%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Winge. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Winge census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 994 immigration records available for the last name Winge. 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 990 military records available for the last name Winge. For the veterans among your Winge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Winge lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Winge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Winge in 1959 was 49, and 72 in 2004.

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