Ortewincle is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in the area of Aldwincle.
Early Origins of the Ortewincle family
The surname Ortewincle was first found in Northamptonshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Ortewincle family
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Ortewincle Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Ortewincle family name include Aldewinckell, Aldewinkell, Aldwincle, Audewinkle, Aldwinckle, Aldwinkle, Allwinckle, Alwincle, Audewincle, Aldewynkyl and many more.
Early Notables of the Ortewincle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ortewincle family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Ortewincle surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Elizabeth Aldwinkle, who married Gifford Pennant in Jamaica in 1669.