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The surname Winfrey comes from the Old English personal name Winfrid, derived from the elements "win" meaning "joy" and "frid" meaning "peace."

Winfrey Early Origins



The surname Winfrey was first found in Leicestershire around 1190, when Winfridus de Ethona was recorded.

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Winfrey Spelling Variations


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Winfrey Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Winfrey, Winfree, Winfrith, Winnefrith, Whinfrey, Wynfrey, Winfry and many more.

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Winfrey Early History


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Winfrey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Winfrey research. Another 212 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1279, and 1858 are included under the topic Early Winfrey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Winfrey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Winfrey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Winfrey Notables 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 were:

Winfrey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samuel and Jes Winfrey, who took the Oath of Allegiance in Powhatan County, Virginia in 1777

Winfrey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Dorothy Winfrey, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Elen Winfrey, aged 22, who emigrated to America, in 1910
  • William Winfrey, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Edward E. Winfrey, aged 57, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Lewis E. Winfrey, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1913

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Contemporary Notables of the name Winfrey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Winfrey (post 1700)



  • Amy Winfrey, American animator, screenwriter, songwriter and voice actress
  • William C. "Bill" Winfrey (1916-1994), American Hall of Fame Thoroughbred racehorse trainer
  • Clinton A. Winfrey, American Democrat politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Jackson County 7th District, 1923-24
  • Oprah Gail Winfrey (b. 1954), American multiple-Emmy Award winning host of The Oprah Winfrey Show
  • Sir Richard Winfrey (1858-1944), British Liberal politician and newspaper publisher

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Suggested Readings for the name Winfrey


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Suggested Readings for the name Winfrey



  • The Winfrey Family by James Clifton Winfrey.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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