The surname Winans was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat 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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William L. Winans, American politician, U.S. Consul in SAINT Petersburg, 1854-57 
Samuel B. Winans, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Essex County, 1855-56 
Rodney O. Winans, American politician, Dry Candidate for Delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933 
Paul G. Winans (b. 1908), American Democrat politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Jackson County 1st District, 1941-42; Member of Missouri State Senate 11th District, 1949-52 
John Winans (1831-1907), American Democrat politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly, 1874, 1882, 1887, 1891; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 1st District, 1883-85; Mayor of Janesville, Wisconsin, 1885-87 
Orange S. Winans, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Chautauqua County 2nd District, 1870-71 
James January Winans (1818-1879), American Republican politician, Member of Ohio State Senate, 1857; Member of Ohio State House of Representatives, 1863; U.S. Representative from Ohio 7th District, 1869-71 
James D. Winans, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1956 
Harold P. Winans, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 12th District, 1922 
Fred R. Winans (1904-1987), American politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 16th District, 1949-52; Judge of South Dakota State Supreme Court 3rd District, 1971-73 
^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)