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Winters is a name whose history is entwined with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person born in the wintertime having derived from the Old English word wintar, meaning wet season.

Winters Early Origins



The surname Winters was first found in Gloucestershire where they held a family seat from ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Winters Spelling Variations


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Winters Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Winters were recorded, including Winter, Winters, Wynter and others.

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Winters Early History


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Winters Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Winters research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1162, 1622, 1686, 1661, 1665, 1665 and 1668 are included under the topic Early Winters History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Winters Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Winters Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Winters Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Winters In Ireland


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Winters In Ireland



Some of the Winters family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Winters family emigrate to North America:

Winters Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Winters, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773

Winters Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mary Winters, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • Edward Winters, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • Bernard Winters, who landed in Maryland in 1813
  • Claus Winters, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Robert Winters, who landed in New York in 1838
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Winters Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Henry Winters U.E. (b. 1741) who settled in Osnabruck [South Stormont], Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario c. 1786 he served in Walter Butler's Company [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Peter Winters U.E. who settled in Osnabruck [South Stormont], Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario c. 1786 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John Winters U.E. from New York, USA who settled in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia c. 1790 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Jacob Winters U.E. (b. 1766) born in Hoosick, County of Albany, USA who settled in Osnabruck [South Stormont], Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario c. 1796 he served in Butlers Rangers and the Kings Royal Regiment of New York, married having 5 children [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Winters Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Winters, who arrived in Canada in 1834
  • Adam Winters, who arrived in Canada in 1841

Winters Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Winters, English convict from Cambridge, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  • Joseph Winters, English convict from Hertford, Hertfordshire, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Winters Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Solomon Winters, aged 23, a farm labourer, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1874
  • Amelia Winters, aged 22, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Winters (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Winters (post 1700)



  • Frederick Winters, American Olympic sliver medalist for weightlifting at the 1904 Summer Games
  • Jonathan Winters (1925-2013), American Primetime Emmy Award winning, Golden Globe nominated comedian, best known for The Jonathan Winters Show (1967) and his role in It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)
  • Yvor Winters (1900-1968), American literary critic and poet
  • Dean Winters (b. 1964), American television actor
  • Brian Winters (b. 1952), former player and head coach in the NBA
  • Major Richard D Winters (1918-2011), United States Army officer, who commanded Company "E" of the 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division during the Second World War. Winters was portrayed in the 2001 HBO miniseries Band of Brothers by British actor Damian Lewis
  • Frank Winters (b. 1964), American former NFL center football player
  • Arthur Yvor Winters (1900-1968), American critic and poet
  • Bernie Winters (1932-1991), born Bernie Weinstein, English comedy double act with his brother Mike, active from the mid-1950s to the early 1970s
  • Mike Winters (1930-2013), born Michael Weinstein, English comedy double act with his brother Bernie, active from the mid-1950s to the early 1970s
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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The Winters Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Winters 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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