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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : from a short form of any of the Germanic personal names beginning with wini ‘friend’.
  • Belgian (van Wing) : habitational name from Sint-Joris-Winge in the Belgian province of Brabant.
  • Belgian : according to Debrabandere, it may also be variant of van (der) Winden, a habitational name from Overwinden or Neerwinden, also in Brabant.
  • Swedish and Danish : ornamental name from vinge ‘wing’.

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