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The Wininger surname is generally thought to be a habitational name taken on from a place name, such as from Winnington, an area of the town of Northwich in Cheshire, or Winningham, a now lost place in from East Yorkshire.

Early Origins of the Wininger family


The surname Wininger was first found in Cheshire where the family is "an ancient family of 'that seed-plot of gentry,' Cheshire. The paternal name was De Croxton, but in the reign of Edward I., Robert son of Lidulfus de Croxton, marrying the heiress of Winnington of Winnington, took the surname of his wife's family. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
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Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
"Winnington Hall, anciently the seat of the Winningtons" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
is located in the township of Winnington. Winnington is also a township, in the parish of Muckleston in Staffordshire but we must look to Cheshire for the family's origin.

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Early History of the Wininger family

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Early History of the Wininger family


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Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1672, 1634, 1700, 1674, 1679, 1666, 1736, 1694, 1707, 1669, 1725, 1708, 1725, 1714 and 1725 are included under the topic Early Wininger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wininger Spelling Variations

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Wininger Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Winnington, Winington, Winninton, Wininton and others.

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Early Notables of the Wininger family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Wininger family (pre 1700)


Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Francis Winnington, (1634-1700), English lawyer and politician, Solicitor General for England and Wales (1674-1679); and his son, Salwey Winnington (1666-1736), of Stanford Court...
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Migration of the Wininger family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Wininger family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wininger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Josephine Wininger, aged 28, arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "La Bretagne" from Havre, France [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6YX-XZG : 6 December 2014), Josephine Wininger, 30 Oct 1893; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Bretagne, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Sebastian Wininger, aged 32, originally from Tullern, arrived in New York in 1899 aboard the ship "La Touraine" from Havre, France [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXZP-VXQ : 6 December 2014), Sebastian Wininger, 20 Feb 1899; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Touraine, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Wininger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Hanni Wininger, aged 18, originally from Gurahanroa, arrived in New York, New York in 1900 aboard the ship "Maasdam" from Antwerp, Belgium [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXZT-KQQ : 6 December 2014), Hanni Wininger, 11 Apr 1900; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York, New York, ship name Maasdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wininger (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wininger (post 1700)


  • Francis G. "Bo" Wininger (1922-1967), American professional PGA golfer who played in the 1950s and 1960s; he had seven professional wins but died at the age of 45 after after suffering a stroke
  • Salomon Wininger (1877-1968), Austrian-Jewish biographer who wrote about 13,000 biographies and published them in seven volumes between 1925 and 1936

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Citations


  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6YX-XZG : 6 December 2014), Josephine Wininger, 30 Oct 1893; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Bretagne, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXZP-VXQ : 6 December 2014), Sebastian Wininger, 20 Feb 1899; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Touraine, 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:JXZT-KQQ : 6 December 2014), Hanni Wininger, 11 Apr 1900; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York, New York, ship name Maasdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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