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Where did the English Winestone family come from? What is the English Winestone family crest and coat of arms? When did the Winestone family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Winestone family history?Winestone is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. Winestone is a name that comes from the Old English personal name Wynstan. That name is derived from the Old English elements wyn, meaning joy, and stan, meaning stone.
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Winestone family name include Winston, Winstone and others.
First found in Gloucestershire where they are conjecturally descended from Ansfrid de Cormeiles, a Norman knight from the Abbey of Cormeiles in Normandy.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Winestone research. Another 182 words(13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Winestone History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Winestone Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Winestone family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 132 words(9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Winestone family to immigrate North America: John Winston settled in Virginia in 1663; Nicholas Winston settled in Barbados in 1654; Stephen Winston settled in Boston in 1716; Thomas Winston settled in Maryland in 1725..
The Winestone Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Winestone 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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