The surname Winchell was first found in Berwickshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times at Winscheill near Duns, 12 miles west of Berwick on Tweed, in that shire. Notable in Berwickshire is Duns Castle.
Further to the south, Robert de Winchelsea (d. 1313) was "Archbishop of Canterbury [and] derived his name from Old Winchelsea in Kent, where he was probably born. " 
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^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
^ 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)