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Windy Early Origins



The surname Windy was first found in Durham where they held a family seat at Wingate (now Wingate-Grange), in the parish of Kelloe. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print

Wingate dates back to c. 1070-1080 when it was first listed as Windegatum and literally meant "wind-swept gap(s) or pass(es)" from the Old English words "wind-geat." The township of Windgates is in Northumberland and it dates back to 1208 when it was first listed as Wyndegates. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


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Windy Spelling Variations


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Windy Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wingate, Windgate, Wyngate, Wingett, Wingit and others.

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Windy Early History


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Windy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Windy research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1251, 1596, 1656, 1620, 1606, 1685, 1640 and 1648 are included under the topic Early Windy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Windy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Windy Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Edmund Wingate (1596-1656), an English mathematical and legal writer, one of the first to publish in the 1620s on the principle of the...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Windy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Windy In Ireland


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Windy In Ireland



Some of the Windy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Wingate, who settled in Virginia in 1654; Moses Wingate settled in Boston in 1765; John Wingatt settled in Virginia in 1648; John Wingart settled in New England with his wife and five sons..

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Suum cuique
Motto Translation: To every man his own.


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