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The ancestors of the Whinche family brought their name to England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Bedfordshire, at Winch. The name was originally derived from the Old English word winch, meaning sharp bend in the river.

Early Origins of the Whinche family


The surname Whinche was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Haynes. Conjecturally they are descended from Hugh de Beauchamp who occupied those lands at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
a census initiated by William the Conqueror in 1086 after his Conquest of England in the year 1066 A.D.

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Early History of the Whinche family

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Early History of the Whinche family


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Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1590, 1660, 1654, 1667, 1555, 1625, 1608, 1611, 1616, 1622, 1703, 1660, 1661, 1679, 1679, 1681, 1685, 1689, 1679 and 1684 are included under the topic Early Whinche History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whinche Spelling Variations

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Whinche Spelling Variations


Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Whinche were recorded, including Winche, Winch, Whinch, Whinche, Wince and others.

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Early Notables of the Whinche family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Whinche family (pre 1700)


Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Humphrey Winch (1555-1625), an English judge from Bedfordshire, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland (1608-1611) who had a distinguished career in Ireland and England, but whose reputation was seriously damaged by the...
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Migration of the Whinche family to Ireland

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Migration of the Whinche family to Ireland


Some of the Whinche family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Migration of the Whinche family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Whinche family to the New World and Oceana


The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Whinche arrived in North America very early: Mary Winche who settled in New England in 1634; Katherine Winch settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1768; F. Winch settled in San Francisco Cal. in 1852.

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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

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