as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1300 when Henry de Wyndebank held estates in that shire.
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of this family name include: Winbank, Windibank, Windebank, Wyndebank, Wyndibank, Windebanke, Wyndybank, Wyndybanke, Wyndebanke, Winnebank, Whinbank, Whinback and many more.
Distinguished members of the family include Sir Francis Windebank (1582-1646), an English politician, Secretary of State under Charles I; and his fifth son, John Windebank (1618-1704), an English doctor of medicine who was admitted an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 1680 and was buried in Westminster Abbey.
Sir Thomas Windebank, 1st Baronet
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