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The surname Winget was first found in Durham where they held a family seat at Wingate, in the parish of Kelloe, from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Winget research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1251, 1596, 1656, 1620, 1606, 1685, 1640 and 1648 are included under the topic Early Winget History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 111 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Winget Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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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  • Larry Winget (b. 1952), American professional motivational speaker, author and television personality
  • Jennifer Winget (b. 1985), Indian actress, model and television personality


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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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The Winget Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Winget 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.

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