The surname Winfrey comes from the Old English personal name
Winfrid, derived from the elements "win" meaning "joy" and "frid" meaning "peace."
Early Origins of the Winfrey family
The surname Winfrey was first found in Leicestershire
around 1190, when Winfridus de Ethona was recorded.
Early History of the Winfrey family
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Winfrey Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Winfrey, Winfree, Winfrith, Winnefrith, Whinfrey, Wynfrey, Winfry and many more.
Early Notables of the Winfrey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Winfrey family to the New World and Oceana
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
Contemporary Notables of the name Winfrey (post 1700)
- Clinton A. Winfrey, American Democrat politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Jackson County 7th District, 1923-24 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Amy Winfrey, American animator, screenwriter, songwriter and voice actress
- William C. "Bill" Winfrey (1916-1994), American Hall of Fame Thoroughbred racehorse trainer
- 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
Suggested Readings for the name Winfrey
- The Winfrey Family by James Clifton Winfrey.
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html