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Where did the English Winters family come from? What is the English Winters family crest and coat of arms? When did the Winters family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Winters family history?Winters is a name whose history is entwined with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person born in the wintertime having derived from the Old English word wintar, meaning wet season.
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Winters were recorded, including Winter, Winters, Wynter and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Winters research. Another 249 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1162, 1622, 1686, 1661, 1665, 1665 and 1668 are included under the topic Early Winters History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 27 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Winters Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Winters family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 87 words(6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Winters family emigrate to North America:
Winters Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Winters Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Winters Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Winters Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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