Early Origins of the Windt family
The surname Windt was first found in Germany
, where the name Windt came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status. The name was given to a person from Wendland, a place in north-east Germany
. Alternatively, the name could have been derived from Wendling, a municipality in the district of Grieskirchen in Upper Austria.
Early History of the Windt family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Windt research.Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1657 and 1731 are included under the topic Early Windt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Windt Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Wendt, Wend, Wende, Wendisch, Windisch, Winsch, Wundisch, Wunsche, Wunsch, Wentscher, Wintscher, Wunscher, Winschmann, Windischmann, Wunschmann, Wendland, Wendlandt, Wendlander, Wendler and many more.
Early Notables of the Windt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Windt family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Windt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Henrig Windt, who arrived in New York in 1709 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)