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Wing Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Weng (Old West Scandinavian Wenge perhaps originally a nickname from vengi ‘pillow cushion’). English and Scottish: habitational name from either Wing in Buckinghamshire or Wing in Rutland. The Buckinghamshire placename probably means ‘the people of Wiwa’ from an Old English personal name Wiwa + the Old English groupname suffix -ingas. The Rutland placename and probably derives from Old Norse vengi ‘field’. Chinese: Cantonese form of the surname 榮 see Rong Chinese: possibly from Cantonese form of the Chinese names 榮 (meaning ‘prosperity’) or 永 (meaning ‘forever’) or 穎 (meaning ‘clever’) which were monosyllabic personal names or part of disyllabic personal names of some early Chinese immigrants in the US.

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 USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 531 Wing families living in London. This was about 26% of all the recorded Wing's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Wing families in 1891.
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What did your Wing ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Wing. 12% of Wing men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Wing women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wing were Carpenter and Housewife. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
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Census Records

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 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 Australia, 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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