Origin of the Name Winge
The ancient history of the name Winge
was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives. The names Winge and Wing are of locality origin from Parishes in Counties Ruthland and Buckinghamshire. These names are usually of English descent and are found in many ancient manuscripts in that country. Examples of such are a Geoffrey Winge and a William Wenge, both of of County Huntingdonshire, who were recorded in the 'Hundred Rolls', England, in the year 1273. A John Wynge and a Matthew Winge are recorded in the 'Register of Oxford University' in the year 1599. Names were recorded in these ancient documents to make it easier for their overlords to collect taxes and to keep records of the population at any given time. When the overlords acquired lands by either force or gifts from their rulers, they created charters of ownership for themselves and their vassals.
In Ireland this name and its variants were introduced into Ulster Province by settlers who arrived from England and Scotland, especially during the seventeenth century. It was the 'Plantations of Ireland' in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries that marked the end of Gaelic supremacy in Ireland. While the influx of settlers in the wake of the earlier Anglo-Norman invasion of the twelfth century resulted in a full integration into Irish society of the new arrivals, the same never occurred with the Ulster Planters who maintained their own distinct identity.
The Winge coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Winge descendants.