·Wingo's before America
Some emigrants to the new world were given or acquired English
sounding equivalents of their name by official record keepers. Also
some changed their names after arriving in the new world, thereby
making a completly new start.
Maybe someone knows when the first
Wingo entered the North America continent and can tell me. Where did
he or they come from? They more than likely arrived by ship from a
port in England, an English possession or possably Holland. What was
their nationality? I have seen English, Dutch, French, German,
Italian and Czeck.
Wingo's lived north of London, England in the
1500's. They could have been of local origin or they could have
arrived in England with the Roman Legions from anywhere in Europe or
·Wingo's in America
Due to the destruction or lack of availability of records and the
fact that records for some early emigrants never existed it has been
hard to place the original date for the first Wingo in America. We
do know the following. Amelia County, Virginia was created in 1735
from parts of Prince George, a county formed in 1703; and Brunswick,
a county formed in 1732; and many of the early records for Amelia
County remain and have been made available for research. Since its
creation Amelia County has also been further divided. In 1754 Prince
Edward County was created and in 1789 Nottoway County was created.
In 17.. portions of Prince Edward were placed with portions of
Orange County to form Appamattox County.
Thomas Wingo's name shows up in Amelia County documents in
1738,William in 1745 and their father and younger brother are listed
in documents starting in 1746. William is later found in King
William County which may be the family county of origin. Thomas's
father left a will listing three sons and three daughters. My mother
decends from the John Wingo who died in Amelia County, Virginia in
1755. She was proud of the Wingo name. I am too.
In 1800 almost all of the Wingo's in America lived in Virginia. In 2000 the top
three states inhabited by Wingo's were:
Other states with significant Wingo populations in 2000 were:
- South Carolina
- North Carolina
Welcome to myWingo
Family Web Site but be aware that until I get my grades
this is also a school project. I am taking two Computer Information
Systems courses at Jefferson State Community College
here in Jefferson County, Alabama. Part of what you see in this site
is required for class and part is my beginnings of a Wingo Family
Thanks to Monica Wingo Landreth, Larry Wingo, Rose Peterson
Wingo, Elizabeth Wingo and numerous other Wingo Reserchers I
received a head start. Through their efforts and others a great deal
of research has already been done. Also, with the internet and other
technological advances research is much easier these days. It is
also easy to find bad information. Some of my data is probably
questionable. Please set me straight!
Larry Wingo has edited eight or nine books and I know of other
books. If you know of books or are doing a book on the family let me
Send copies of Wingo family data but do not send originals. I
will copy your data for my use and make all the Wingo family
information I acquire available for other researchers.
If you are interested in Genealogy class work please consider the
opportunities at Wallace State and at Samford University here in the
Birmingham area. Other good sources of genealogical information is
the Alabama State Archieves in Montgomery, the first state archieves
and the Birmingham Public Library which has a very impressive
Southern History Collection.