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About the study
History of the name
In 1327 Waryn Mingay was one of the jurors at at an inquest in London and his Will dated 1328 are the first found (so far) recordings of the name.
During the sixteenth & seventeenth centuries many members of the family held offical offices within the city of Norwich, Norfolk, England.
Of those rising to prominence later are James Mingaye, K.C., being a notable3 Judge of the assizes, during the 1780's and his nephew William James Mingay who became an Admiral of thee Royal Navy around 1852.
Distribution of the name
Most of the entries of the Mingay name in the Births, Marriages & Deaths from the General Register Offices (currently covering 1837 to 1950)have pbtained; it is hoped to complete the total extraction soon.
Extracts of Wills have been made, mostly by other Mingay researchers other than me, no doubt there are still some to found.
The database also contains thousands of the entries gleaned from the Parish Registers of the UK, with some from the Americas. In addition there are the entries from the Census Returns (1841 - 1901) being added on a daily basis, one lonely piece from the 1821 Census, again Censuses from North America figure prominently.
This One Name Study owes much too past researchers such as, James Arthur Mingay, Trevor Herve and Walter John Mingay (Jack to many), sadly they are no longer with us to see how much more has been added.