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Where did the English Winget family come from? What is the English Winget family crest and coat of arms? When did the Winget family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Winget family history?

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

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.


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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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  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  7. 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).
  8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. 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.
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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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