Winder History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Winder family

The surname Winder was 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.

Early History of the Winder family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Winder research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1733, 1693, 1752 and 1714 are included under the topic Early Winder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Winder Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Winder family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Henry Winder (d. 1733), an English farmer and his son; Henry Winder (1693-1752), an English nonconformist minister and chronologist. "His grandfather, Henry Winder, farmer, who lived to be...
Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Winder Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Winder Ranking

In the United States, the name Winder is the 6,458th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]


United States Winder migration to the United States +

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 [2]
  • Susan Winder, who landed in Maryland in 1664 [2]
  • Bridgett Winder, who arrived in Maryland in 1664 [2]
  • Bridget Winder, who arrived in Maryland in 1666 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Winder Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Nicolas Winder, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1734 [2]
  • Andreas and Anna Margaret Winder, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1734
  • Bernhard Winder, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1754
  • Bernhard Winder, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 [2]
  • Christophel Winder, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1771 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Winder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • T. Winder, who settled in Baltimore Maryland in 1822
  • William Winder, who arrived in Illinois in 1856-1864 [2]
  • James Winder, who arrived in Mississippi in 1899 [2]

Canada Winder migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Winder Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Moses Winder U.E. born in Pennsylvania, USA who settled in Pennfield, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 he is listed as signing the Quaker Loyalist Agreement [3]

West Indies Winder migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [4]
Winder Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • George Winder, who settled in Jamaica in 1694

Contemporary Notables of the name Winder (post 1700) +

  • William Winder Jr., American politician, Postmaster at Salisbury, Maryland, 1792-93 [5]
  • Sam Winder, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico, 2008 [5]
  • Michael Kent Winder (b. 1976), American Republican politician, Mayor of West Valley City, Utah, 2010- [5]
  • Levin Winder (1757-1819), American politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates, 1789-93, 1806-09; Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1792; Governor of Maryland, 1812-16 [5]
  • Jacob M. Winder, American Democratic Party politician, Postmaster at Bristol, Pennsylvania, 1895-99 [5]
  • Harold E. Winder Sr., American Democratic Party politician, Chair of Cape May County Democratic Party, 1959; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1964 [5]
  • Clarence A. Winder, American politician, Mayor of Pasadena, California, 1954-55 [5]
  • Charles L. Winder, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Governor of Idaho, 1994 [5]
  • 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)
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


The Winder Motto +

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.


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  4. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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