The surname Whinfrey comes from the Old English personal name Winfrid, derived from the elements "win" meaning "joy" and "frid" meaning "peace."
Early Origins of the Whinfrey family
Leicestershire around 1190, when Winfridus de Ethona was recorded.
Early History of the Whinfrey family
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Whinfrey Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Winfrey, Winfree, Winfrith, Winnefrith, Whinfrey, Wynfrey, Winfry and many more.
Early Notables of the Whinfrey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Whinfrey family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Winfrye, who settled in Virginia in 1638; William Winfried, who immigrated to Virginia in 1651; and Samuel and Jes Winfrey, who took the Oath of Allegiance in Powhatan County, Virginia in 1777..