A Note On Spellings

Wing Surnames

When searching in computerised records, your ancestor may be listed under an alternative spelling of their surname. Below is a list of the alternative spellings, morphs over time or mistranscriptions I have seen used in Wing (aka Winge, Wenge, even Waengh) records, some obvious and some not-so-obvious.

Abbot – Abbott

Adams – Addams

Ashpool – Ashpole

Battrum – Battum

Bayley – Bailey

Beckett – Becket

Bennett – Benett

Beilby – Bilby

Bignall – Bignal

Boarder – Border, Boader

Bolton – Boulton

Bone – Boan

Bonham – Bonnam, Boneham

Brand – Bran

Brandon – Brandom

Brasil – Braysel, Brazell

Brasington – Brasingdon, Breasenton, Brazington

Buckmaster – Buckmayster, Bukmayster, Bokmayster

Burrows – Burroughs, Burrow, Burhous

Caldcott – Caulkett, Corket, Cawcut, Cawcutt

Capp – Cappe

Chamberlain – Chamberlen, Chamberlayne

Chantrel – Chantrill

Clark – Clarke, Clerk

Collier – Collyer, Colyer

Collins – Collings

Cotching – Cotchin, Scotching

Cripps – Crips

Culverhouse – Culverosse

Curl – Curll, Curle

Cutler – Cuttler

Dewberry – Dewbry

Dimmock – Dimock, Dymock, Dimmack, Dymmock, Dimmake, Dimoke

Dollimore – Dollimer, Dolimer, Dollimere, Dolamore, Dollemore, Dolimore

Downs – Downes

Duncombe – Duncome

Faulkner – Faulknor, Faulkiner, Falkner, Falkener, Forkner, Faulconer

Flemings – Flemons

Fountaine – Fountain, Founten, Fonten

Gardner – Gardener, Gardiner

Hammerton – Hamilton, Hamerton

Hawkins – Hawkens

Heady – Headdy, Headdey, Headde

Hedges – Hedgess

Heley – Healey, Haley, Hailey, Heeley

Hickinbottom – Hinkingbottom

Hobbey – Hobby

Hobbs – Hobs

Hodgins – Hodgens, Hodgin

Holbey – Holbee

Holyman – Hollyman, Holleyman, Oliman

Honour – Honnor, Honor, Honer

Hounslow – Hownslow, Houndslow

Howe – How, Howes

Hughes – Hughs

Inwards – Inward, Inwarde, Inwood, Inwoodd, Inards, Innards

Jeeves – Jeaves, Geeves, Jeevs

Jeffs – Juffs

Jennings – Jennins

Jolly – Joley

Jordan – Jorden, Jourden

Lathwell – Lathall, Lathell, Lathewell, Sathwell

Lovell – Lovel, Lovewell

Lowings – Lowens, Lovings

Newens – Newins, Newns

Mallett – Mallet, Mallatt, Marlett, Mollott

Mayne – Maine, Main

Menard – Mainard

Mooring – Moorin, Morin

Mortimer – Mortimere, Mortimore

Munday – Monday

Newens – Newins

Nichols – Nickals, Nickolds

Northwood – Norwood

Pease – Peas

Percival – Percifull

Pollard – Pollerd, Powlard

Prentice – Prentis, Prentise

Pryor – Pryer

Radwell – Radwel, Raddal, Raddall, Reddall, Riddell, Ridal, Ridall, Riddall, Riddal, Roddle, Roddall, Rodwell

Randall – Randle, Randal, Randell, Rendle

Reynolds – Reynalds

Rickard – Rickards, Rickeet, Rickeard, Rickott

Russell – Russill

Rutland – Rutley

Saunders – Sanders

Sayell – Sale, Saywell

Sear – Seare, Seear, Sere

Shackley – Shockley

Shepherd – Shepheard, Sheapard, Sheaphard

Shirley – Shorley

Stainor – Stainer

Staples – Stapels, Stables

Stevens – Steevens

Symonds – Symons, Simonce, Simons, Simonds

Syratt – Syrett, Syrratt, Sirrett, Siriet, Sirriett, Syriet, Syrot, Syrott

Tearle – Tearl

Templar – Templer

Thorne – Thorn

Thorpe – Thorp

Toffield – Tofiled, Tokefeild

Tomes – Toms

Truman – Trueman

Tyrell – Tyrrell, Tyrrel, Tirrel, Tyrrill

Vallentine – Valentine

Walduck – Waldock

Warr – War, Warre

Whipham – Whipum, Whippum, Whiphum, Wippem

Willison – Williason, Willson

Windmill – Winmill, Witmill

Windsor – Winsor

Woodruff – Woodruffe, Wooderruff, Wooderuff, Woodroff, Woodroffe

Woodwards – Woodward, Woodwords, Woodards

Woolhead – Wholhead

Worster – Wooster, Wostear, Woster, Worcester, Woorster, Wuster


Most Common Surnames

The most common surnames found in Wing, based on the parish register entries, are:

Position1546-169918th Century  19th Century  Overall
1NorcotWoodmanWoolheadWoolhead
2BuckmasterHeleyDimmockGreen
3MillerGreenGreenDimmock
4NewlandLathwellPageHeley
5DormerDimmockBoneWoodman
6BateSmithHeleySmith
7DownesMortimerCutlerBone
8GodmanHortonRandallCutler
9SandersBatesBandyPage
10ChappellAshwellSmithRandall