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Early Origins of the Winders family

The surname Winders 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 Winders family

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Winders Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Winders 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...
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Winders Ranking

In the United States, the name Winders is the 13,606th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Winders migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Winders Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • James Winders, who landed in Virginia in 1642 [2]
Winders Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Paul Winders, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1785
Winders Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Winders, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1829 [2]

Australia Winders migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Winders Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Winders, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "America" on April 4, 1829, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]
  • William Winders, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Forfarshire" in 1848 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Winders (post 1700) +

  • Bobby G. Winders, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate in primary for Kentucky State House of Representatives 10th District, 1973 [5]

HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. John Winders, British Able Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales (1941) and survived the sinking [6]

The Winders 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. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  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. State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from
  4. State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FORFARSHIRE 1848. Retrieved from
  5. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 26) . Retrieved from
  6. HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from on Facebook