Early Origins of the Winchip family
The surname Winchip was first found in Kent
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 1275 when John Winship held estates.
Early History of the Winchip family
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Winchip Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Winship, Winnsheep, Winnship, Wincheap, Wenshipp, Wenship, Winchip, Winchap, Wenchap, Wensheep and many more.
Early Notables of the Winchip family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Winchip family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
Contemporary Notables of the name Winchip (post 1700)
- Bob Winchip, American businessman, founder of Winchip Overhead Door Co, New York