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Early Origins of the Windibank family


The surname Windibank was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat 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.

Early History of the Windibank family


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Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1315, 1455, 1487, 1582, 1646, 1618, 1704, 1680, 1612, 1645, 1618, 1704 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Windibank History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Windibank Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Winbank, Windibank, Windebank, Wyndebank, Wyndibank, Windebanke, Wyndybank, Wyndybanke, Wyndebanke, Winnebank, Whinbank, Whinback and many more.

Early Notables of the Windibank family (pre 1700)


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...
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Migration of the Windibank family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Windibank Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles Windibank, aged 22, arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "Laconia" from Liverpool, England [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN4R-BNG : 6 December 2014), Charles Windibank, 03 Aug 1924; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Laconia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Gladys.E.M. Windibank, aged 17, originally from Woking, England, arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "America" from Southampton, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNHR-82S : 6 December 2014), Gladys.E.M. Windibank, 07 Jun 1924; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name America, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Windibank (post 1700)


  • Matthew Windibank (d. 1999), British founding member of the GPA, eponym of the Matthew Windibank Award

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Citations


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN4R-BNG : 6 December 2014), Charles Windibank, 03 Aug 1924; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Laconia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNHR-82S : 6 December 2014), Gladys.E.M. Windibank, 07 Jun 1924; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name America, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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