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Where did the English Windus family come from? What is the English Windus family crest and coat of arms? When did the Windus family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Windus family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Windhouse, Windows, Windus, Winders, Windes, Windos, Windo, Windoes, Wyndows, Wyndowes, Wyndo, Wyndow, Wyndoe, Windros, Windross, Windrows and many more.
First found in Yorkshire 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 1379 when William de Windhows held estates in that shire.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Windus research. Another 267 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1431, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Windus History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Windus Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Windus Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Windus Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Windus 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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