The Wininton 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 Wininton family
The surname Wininton 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print. CITATION[CLOSE]
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" 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.
Early History of the Wininton family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wininton research.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 Wininton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Wininton Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Winnington, Winington, Winninton, Wininton and others.
Early Notables of the Wininton family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Francis Winnington, (1634-1700), English lawyer and politician, Solicitor General for England
(1674-1679); and his son, Salwey Winnington (1666-1736), of Stanford Court... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wininton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Wininton family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Dorothy Winnington, who arrived in Maryland in 1663; Nathan Winnington, who arrived in Virginia in 1735; Richard Winnington, who arrived in Maryland in 1663.