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Where did the English Whinray family come from? What is the English Whinray family crest and coat of arms? When did the Whinray family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Whinray family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Whinnerah, Whineray, Whinray, Winnery, Winnerey, Whinerall, Winery, Winneray, Winner, Winrow, Winroe, Whinrow, Whinrawe, Wyynrowe, Whinray, Winneray and many more.

First found in Cumberland where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1568 Elizabeth Whinnery when the held lands.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whinray research. Another 264 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Whinray History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Whinray Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

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  2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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The Whinray Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whinray 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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