as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1297 when Wynan Tirel held lands.
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of this family name include: Winand, Winans, Winant, Wynands, Wignan, Wignand, Winant, Wynan, Winand and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Daniel Winant and Jacob Winant, who were both recorded in New York city in 1776; August Winand, who applied for Naturalization in Allegheny County, PA in 1888.