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Where did the English Drinkwine family come from? What is the English Drinkwine family crest and coat of arms? When did the Drinkwine family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Drinkwine family history?The origins of the Anglo-Saxon name Drinkwine come from its first bearer, who was a literally comes from the words drink and water, but there are many interesting theories as to the reason for the nickname. The universal beverage in the Middle Ages was weak ale, perhaps the name was given to a teetotaler; or perhaps to a pauper unable to afford beer. Perhaps the name was given in irony to an innkeeper or a noted tippler. Some have even suggested that the name was given to diabetics who had voracious thirsts.
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Drinkwine has been spelled many different ways, including Drinkwater, Drinkwatter and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Drinkwine research. Another 332 words(24 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Drinkwine History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 20 words(1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Drinkwine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Drinkwines to arrive in North America:
Drinkwine Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Labore omnia florent
Motto Translation: All things flourish with industry.
The Drinkwine Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Drinkwine 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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