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Where did the English Wyndham family come from? What is the English Wyndham family crest and coat of arms? When did the Wyndham family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Wyndham family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Wyndham, Windham and others.
First found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, at Wymondham, and descended from a noble Saxon, Wimund, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wyndham research. Another 227 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1528, 1632, 1558, 1645, 1612, 1676, 1640, 1602, 1684, 1609, 1668, 1632, 1683, 1656, 1600, 1681, 1640 and 1641 are included under the topic Early Wyndham History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 253 words(18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wyndham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Wyndham Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
- Howard Wyndham, who was naturalized in Colorado in 1886
- Howard Wyndham, who landed in Colorado in 1886
- George Wyndham (1863-1913), English politician and man of letters
- Sir Charles Wyndham (1837-1919), English actor-manager
- George Wyndham (1787-1869), English peer, made 1st Baron Leconfield in 1859
- John Wyndham (1903-1969), pen name of British science fiction writer Lucas Beynon Harris
- John Edward Reginald Wyndham (1920-1972), 6th Baron Leconfield, 1st Baron Egremont (1963)
- John Max Henry Scawen Wyndham (b. 1948), 7th Baron Leconfield and 2nd Baron Egremont, British biographer and novelist
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: Au bon droit
Motto Translation: With good right.
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- Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
The Wyndham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wyndham 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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