Windon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Windon family

The surname Windon was first found in Radnorshire (Welsh: Sir Faesyfed), a former historic county of mid- Wales, anciently part of the kingdom of Powys, where a Norman knight, de Winton, was granted vast estates on the English Welsh border including Maesllwch Castle.

Andrew of Wyntoun (1350?-1420?), was a Scottish historian, "Canon regular of St. Andrews, and was elected, as he modestly says, by favour of his brethren and not for his own merits, prior of St. Serf's Inch in Loch Leven, a dependent house of the priory of St. Andrews. " [1]

Early History of the Windon family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Windon research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1190, 1190, 1296, 1633, 1086 and 1599 are included under the topic Early Windon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Windon Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Winton, Dewinton, Wintone and others.

Early Notables of the Windon family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Windon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Windon family to Ireland

Some of the Windon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Windon migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Windon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Howell Windon, who landed in Virginia in 1666 [2]
Windon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • L. Windon, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1895

Australia Windon migration to Australia +

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

Windon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Anne Windon, aged 19, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Brankenmoor" [3]
  • Anne Windon, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Branken Moor" in 1849 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Windon (post 1700) +

  • Stephen F. Windon (b. 1959), Australian cinematographer
  • Keith Stanley Windon (1917-1998), Australian rugby union player
  • Marc Windon (b. 1983), Australian cinematographer
  • Colin Windon (1921-2003), Australian state and national representative rugby union player, inductee to the Australian Rugby Union Hall of Fame


  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  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 Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The BRANKEN MOOR 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849BrankenMoor.htm


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