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The distinguished surname Winkle emerged among the industrious people of Flanders, which was an important trading partner and political ally of Britain during the Middle Ages. As a result of the frequent commercial intercourse between the Flemish and English nations, many Flemish migrants settled in Britain. In early times, people were known by only a single name. However, as the population grew and people traveled further afield, it became increasingly necessary to assume an additional name to differentiate between bearers of the same personal name. The manner in which hereditary surnames arose is interesting. Local surnames are derived from where the original bearer lived, was born, or held land. Flemish surnames of this type frequently are prefixed by de la or de le, which mean of the or from the. The Winkle family originally lived in the settlement of Wynkel in Flanders. The surname Winkle belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads, or other places. Alternatively the name could have been a nickname referring to "the winkle" as in a periwinkle.

Winkle Early Origins



The surname Winkle was first found in Cheshire where one of the first records of the name was "Winchul" c. 1200 in East Cheshire. The next reference found was that of John le Wenchel who was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1271 in Buckinghamshire. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Winkle Spelling Variations


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Winkle Spelling Variations



Flemish surnames are characterized by a large number of spelling variations. One reason for this is that medieval English lacked definite spelling rules. The spellings of surnames were also influenced by the official court languages, which were French and Latin. Names were rarely spelled consistently in medieval times. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to specific spelling rules, and people often had their names registered in several different forms throughout their lives. One of the greatest reasons for change is the linguistic uniqueness of the Flemish settlers in England, who spoke a language closely related to Dutch. The pronunciation and spelling of Flemish names were often altered to suit the tastes of English-speaking people. In many cases, the first, final, or middle syllables of surnames were eliminated. The name has been spelled Winkler, Winkle, Windle, Winkel, Wynkler, Wynkle and others.

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Winkle Early History


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Winkle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Winkle research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Winkle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Winkle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Winkle Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Winkle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Winkle In Ireland


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Winkle In Ireland



Some of the Winkle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 194 words (14 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Winkle were

Winkle Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Xpian Winkle, who arrived in Virginia in 1656

Winkle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Winkle, who arrived in Ohio in 1860
  • William Winkle, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1862
  • Frank Winkle, who landed in Arkansas in 1887

Winkle Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Winkle arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blairgowrie" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Winkle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Winkle (post 1700)



  • Marshall Van Winkle (1869-1957), American politician, U.S. Representative from New Jersey
  • Travis Van Winkle (b. 1982), American actor
  • Peter Godwin Van Winkle (1808-1872), American politician, United States Senator from West Virginia
  • C. W. Winkle, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1940
  • Joe Winkle, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1956
  • Marshall Van Winkle (1869-1957), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from New Jersey 9th District, 1905-07
  • Lee Van Winkle (1862-1928), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1899-1901, 1903-05
  • John S. Van Winkle, American politician, Secretary of State of Kentucky, 1866-67
  • J. M. Van Winkle, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma Territory, 1900
  • Isaac H. Van Winkle (d. 1943), American Republican politician, Oregon State Attorney General, 1920-43; Appointed 1920; Candidate in primary for justice of Oregon State Supreme Court, 1938
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  8. 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).
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  11. ...

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