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ANGEWINE Family Crest / ANGEWINE Coat of Arms

This surname of ANGEWINE is a name that was applied to someone who came from Anjou in France. It was also a Teutonic Cornish name, rendered in ancient documents in the Old English form ANGWYNN. The name is also spelt ANGEVIN, LANGWIN and ANGVIN. The name also meant one with white hair and a pale complexion. The earliest of the name on record appears to be William ANGEUIN, who was recorded in County Oxford in the year 1150, and Reginald LANGEUIIN, appears in 1194 in County Kent. Godfrey AUNGEWIN was documented in Surrey in the year 1247. Surnames can be divided into four categories; place names, occupation names, nicknames and patronymics. PLACE NAMES are the largest group and covers all those names first applied to people who lived in or nearby to a particular place. For example, Grove, Wood, Field, Meadow, and Street are obvious. Occasionally names were taken from obscure villages or hamlets which no longer exist and this can make research confusing. OCCUPATION NAMES cover nearly all trades which existed in the Middle Ages. These are numerous. It does not necessarily follow that such names as King, Duke, Earl and so on mean your ancestors were of noble blood. It is much more likely that such named people worked for the person referred to. NICKNAMES. This is a smaller group but in many ways more interesting. They usually originated as a by-name for someone by describing their appearance, personal disposition or character but which became handed down through the ages and did not apply to their descendants. For instance the name Black would denote a dark man, Little, someone small (or even somewhat ambiguously) someone tall. PATRONYMICS. This group covers all names which derive immediately from the owner's father. Many christian names which are also surnames have, over the years, lost the possessive form but the origin is still the same. Examples of this could be names such as Peter, Thomas, Henry - all names which became both christian and surnames over the years. Later instances of the name include Thomas ANGEWYN, who was licenced for his MA, in June 1511 at Oxford University, and Thomas ANGEWYN was the vicar of Witchingham, County Norfolk, in the year 1566.

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