Wind History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Wind family
The surname Wind was first found in Lancashire at Windle with Hardshaw, a township, in the parish and union of Prescot, hundred of West Derby. "Before the reign of John, Windhull gave name to a family, of whom was Edusa, widow of Alan de Windhull, who obtained from that king a summons for her dower against Alan de Windhull, son of the former." 
By the reign of Edward III., the manor was held by William Boteler, but there is no record as to why the manor was lost. Another source shows in the year 1201, Alan de Windhull held estates at Windle.
The Manor of Skelmerdale in Lancashire proved to reveal some interesting details about the family. According to the Domesday Book, it was originally held by Uctred, who also held Dalton and Uplitherland. It was later part of the forest fee, held by the Gernet family.
Later, "there had been a sub-infeudation of the manor in favour of Alan de Windle, for in 1202 Edusa his widow claimed dower in this among other manors, which she released to Alan's son Alan, upon an assignment of her dower here and in other lands."  The Windle manor passed, like Windle itself, to the Burnhulls and Gerards by the 15th century.
Early History of the Wind family
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Wind Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Windell, Windle, Windhull, Wyndel, Wyndell, Wyndle, Wyndhull, Windles, Wyndells and many more.
Early Notables of the Wind family (pre 1700)
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Wind migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Wind Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Wind, who landed in Maryland in 1667 
Wind Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Peter Wind, who arrived in New York in 1709 
- Henrig Wind, who landed in New York in 1709 
Wind Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Daniel Wind, aged 31, who arrived in St Louis, Missouri in 1844 
- Werner Wind, aged 36, who landed in St Louis, Missouri in 1844 
- C Wind, aged 39, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848 
- George Wind, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860 
- Adam Wind, who landed in New York, NY in 1872 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Wind (post 1700) +
- Theodore S. Wind, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Little Falls, New York, 1966 
- H. H. Wind, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1928 
- Eckhard Wind, American politician, Representative from Missouri 8th District, 1886 
- Hans Wind, Finnish fighter pilot and flying ace in the Finnish Air Force, during World War II, credited with 75 aerial victories
Related Stories +
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ 'Townships: Scarisbrick', in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 3, ed. William Farrer and J Brownbill (London, 1907), pp. 265-276. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/lancs/vol3/pp265-276 [accessed 21 January 2017].
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html