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Where did the English Winfield family come from? What is the English Winfield family crest and coat of arms? When did the Winfield family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Winfield family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Winfield, Wingfield and others.
First found in Suffolk at Wingfield, an ancient Saxon village that dates back to c. 1035 when it was listed as Wingefeld and probably meant "open land of the family or followers of a man called Wiga," from the Old English personal name + "-inga" + "feld."  "The Wingfields of Wingfield and Letheringham, both in Suffolk, a distinguished family of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, are traced nearly to the Conquest, though they do not appear to have been lords of the manor or castle of Wingfield before the reign of Edward II. "  Wingfield Castle, was the ancestral home of the Wingfield family and their heirs. Of note was Sir John de Wingfield (died c. 1361), Chief Administrator to Edward the Black Prince, a title received c. 1351 as a result of his devotion his prince including Crecy in 1346 and in the Normandy campaign in 1347-1348. His will provided for the founding of Wingfield College in 1362.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Winfield research. Another 209 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1361, 1456, 1525, 1523, 1525, 1403, 1454, 1464, 1539, 1534, 1550, 1634, 1552, 1551, 1552, 1560, 1626, 1597, 1621, 1626, 1545, 1533, 1536, 1628, 1660 and 1677 are included under the topic Early Winfield History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 341 words (24 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Winfield Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Winfield family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 53 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Winfield Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Winfield Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Winfield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Winfield Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Winfield Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
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: Fidelite est de Dieu
Motto Translation: Faith is in God.
The Winfield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Winfield Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
This page was last modified on 21 May 2015 at 14:09.