The ancestors of the name Awtewinkle date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Awtewinkle family lived in the area of Aldwincle.
Early Origins of the Awtewinkle family
The surname Awtewinkle was first found in Northamptonshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Awtewinkle family
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Awtewinkle Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Awtewinkle are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Awtewinkle include: Aldewinckell, Aldewinkell, Aldwincle, Audewinkle, Aldwinckle, Aldwinkle, Allwinckle, Alwincle, Audewincle, Aldewynkyl and many more.
Early Notables of the Awtewinkle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Awtewinkle family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Awtewinkle or a variant listed above: Elizabeth Aldwinkle, who married Gifford Pennant in Jamaica in 1669.