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Where did the English Winder family come from? What is the English Winder family crest and coat of arms? When did the Winder family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Winder family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Windere, Winderes, Winder, Winders, Windhere and others.

First found in Cumberland where they held a family seat and were Lords of the manor of Winder. This family name held considerable estates in both Cumberland and Westmorland.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Winder research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1733, 1693 and 1752 are included under the topic Early Winder History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Winder Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Winder Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Winder who settled in Virginia in 1622
  • Francis Winder, who arrived in Virginia in 1622
  • Susan Winder, who landed in Maryland in 1664
  • Bridgett Winder, who arrived in Maryland in 1664
  • Bridget Winder, who arrived in Maryland in 1666

Winder Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andreas and Anna Margaret Winder settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1734
  • Nicolas Winder, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1734
  • Bernhard Winder arrived in Philadelphia in 1754
  • Bernhard Winder, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Christophel Winder, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1771

Winder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • T. Winder settled in Baltimore Maryland in 1822
  • William Winder, who arrived in Illinois in 1856-1864
  • James Winder, who arrived in Mississippi in 1899


  • William Henry Winder (1775-1824), American lawyer and controversial general in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812
  • Michael Kent Winder (b. 1976), American businessman, author, and politician, Mayor of West Valley City (2010-2014)
  • John Rex Winder (1821-1910), American leader and general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • David Kent Winder (1932-2009), American jurist, Federal judge of the United States District Court for the District of Utah (1979-2007)
  • Chuck Winder, American politician, Member of the Idaho Senate (2008-)
  • Charles Sidney Winder (1829-1862), United States Army officer and a Confederate general officer in the American Civil War who was killed in action during the Battle of Cedar Mountain
  • Charles Blish Winder Jr. (1874-1921), American gold medalist sport shooter at the 1908 Summer Olympics
  • Catherine Winder, American executive producer at LucasFilm Animation
  • Levin Winder (1757-1819), American politician, 14th Governor of Maryland (1812-1816), Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates (1791-1793)
  • Colonel John Henry Winder (1800-1865), American Confederate general officer during the American Civil War



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Nulla pallescere culpa
Motto Translation: To turn pale from no crime.


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The Winder Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Winder Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 1 December 2014 at 19:58.

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