My husband's maternal grandmother was descended from William Ainge, who married Mary Vaus in Crick, Northamptonshire, in 1736. The family later moved to West Haddon and then to Daventry.
I can find no earlier references to the surname in Northamptonshire so assume that he moved from another area. It is probable that he was descended from the Stratford Ainges/Aynges but I haven't yet found the link. Does anyone else have any information on the family?