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Winnstunley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms




Early Origins of the Winnstunley family


The surname Winnstunley was first found in Lancashire at Winstanley, a township, partly in the chapelry of Up Holland and partly in that of Billinge, parish and union of Wigan, hundred of West Derby. "At the period of the Conquest, Uctred, a Saxon, held Wibaldeslei; and in the reign of John, Roger de Winstanesley held lands in the township." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Early History of the Winnstunley family


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Winnstunley Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Winstanley, Winstandley, Winstantley, Winstonly, Winstonle and many more.

Early Notables of the Winnstunley family (pre 1700)


Notables of the family at this time include Gerrard Winstanley (1609-1676), an English Protestant religious reformer and political activist during The Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell. He was "a Lancashire man, but his parentage and birthplace have not been identified. " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
William Winstanley (c.1628-1698), was an English poet and compiler of biographies. He was second son...
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Migration of the Winnstunley family to Ireland


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Migration of the Winnstunley family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Peter and John Winstanley settled in Virginia in 1698; Mary Winstanley settled in New York in 1705; James Winstanley settled in Virginia in 1739; Valentine Winstandley settled in Pennsylvania in 1772.

The Winnstunley Motto


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: Prenez garde
Motto Translation: Take care.


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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print


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