Winget History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Winget family

The surname Winget was first found in Durham where they held a family seat at Wingate (now Wingate-Grange), in the parish of Kelloe. [1] [2]

Wingate dates back to c. 1070-1080 when it was first listed as Windegatum and literally meant "wind-swept gap(s) or pass(es)" from the Old English words "wind-geat." The township of Windgates is in Northumberland and it dates back to 1208 when it was first listed as Wyndegates. [3]

Early History of the Winget family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Winget research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1251, 1518, 1592, 1596, 1656, 1620, 1606, 1685, 1640 and 1648 are included under the topic Early Winget History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Winget Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Winget family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Ninian Winzet, Winyet or Wingate (1518-1592), Scottish controversialist, born in Renfrew. "Families of the same name held property and rented lands in Glasgow and the vicinity. " [4] Edmund Wingate (1596-1656), was an English mathematical and legal writer, one of the first to publish in the 1620s on the principle of the...
Another 61 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Winget Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Winget migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Winget Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Louis Earl Winget, aged 36, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Saga" from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil [5]
  • Jurieta Winget, aged 31, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Saga" from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil [6]
  • Elisabeth Winget, aged 25, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "France" from Le Havre, France [7]
  • Morton Winget, aged 29, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "France" from Le Havre, France [8]

Contemporary Notables of the name Winget (post 1700) +

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


The Winget Motto +

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.


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  3. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  4. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q9-WWL : 6 December 2014), Louis Earl Winget, 17 Jan 1919; citing departure port Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, arrival port New York, ship name Saga, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q9-WWG : 6 December 2014), Jurieta Winget, 17 Jan 1919; citing departure port Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, arrival port New York, ship name Saga, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CK-52Z : 6 December 2014), Elisabeth Winget, 11 Apr 1920; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name France, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  8. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CK-528 : 6 December 2014), Morton Winget, 11 Apr 1920; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name France, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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