Early Origins of the Windell family
The surname Windell 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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." CITATION[CLOSE]
'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]. The Windle manor passed, like Windle itself, to the Burnhulls and Gerards by the 15th century.
Early History of the Windell family
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Windell Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Windell, Windle, Windhull, Wyndel, Wyndell, Wyndle, Wyndhull, Windles, Wyndells and many more.
Early Notables of the Windell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Windell family to Ireland
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Migration of the Windell family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Windell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Edward Windell, who landed in Virginia in 1650 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Windell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Richard Windell, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Vinkal, in 1903
- Richard Windell, aged 15, who landed in America from Cork, in 1904
- Margaret Windell, aged 11, who landed in America, in 1904
- Alec Windell, aged 17, who landed in America from Cork, in 1904
- Alice Windell, aged 17, who emigrated to America from Cork, in 1904
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Contemporary Notables of the name Windell (post 1700)
- Terry Windell (b. 1956), American film director, best known for his work on several episodes of Star Trek: Voyager and Enterprise