Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Oldewinkell is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the area of Aldwincle.
Early Origins of the Oldewinkell family
The surname Oldewinkell was first found in Northamptonshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Oldewinkell family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Oldewinkell research.Another 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1230, 1386, 1468, 1648, 1654 and 1655 are included under the topic Early Oldewinkell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Oldewinkell Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Oldewinkell has been spelled many different ways, including Aldewinckell, Aldewinkell, Aldwincle, Audewinkle, Aldwinckle, Aldwinkle, Allwinckle, Alwincle, Audewincle, Aldewynkyl and many more.
Early Notables of the Oldewinkell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Oldewinkell family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Oldewinkells to arrive in North America: Elizabeth Aldwinkle, who married Gifford Pennant in Jamaica in 1669.