As always there will be more than one opinion as to a surname’s origin – here are three theories:
One source believes that the name was locational in Berkshire. Possible spelling variations were Wingrove, Winger, Wingrave and Winge. An early instance of the name “Witungraue” (no surname) was recorded in the 1086 Domesday Book, which would have derived from an Olde English word – wioig (a willow) and graf (a grove).
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