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Early Origins of the Windons family

The surname Windons 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 Windons family

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Windons Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Windons family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Windons family to Ireland

Some of the Windons 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.

Migration of the Windons family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Robert Winton arrived in Barbados in 1686; Alexander Winton arrived in Philadelphia in 1834; William Winton arrived in Philadelphia in 1840.



  1. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print


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