Winkworth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Winkworth family

The surname Winkworth was first found in Perthshire where they were conjecturally descended from a Saxon Thane from Wing in Rutland (near Luffenham) in England.

Early History of the Winkworth family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Winkworth research. Another 112 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1365, 1281, 1291, 1619, 1668, 1587 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Winkworth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Winkworth Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wing, Wink, Winks, Wynk, Wyng, Wyngke, Wingh and others.

Early Notables of the Winkworth family (pre 1700)

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Australia Winkworth migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Winkworth Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Henry Stanhope Winkworth, (Stanton), English convict who was convicted in London, England for life, transported aboard the "Cressy" on 28th April 1843, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Winkworth (post 1700) +

  • Catherine Winkworth (1827-1878), English author, born in London at 20 Ely Place, Holborn, fourth daughter of Henry Winkworth, a silk merchant, the youngest son of William Winkworth, an evangelical clergyman [2]
  • Vance Winkworth Amory (1949-2022), Saint Kitts and Nevis politician and cricketer who served two terms as Premier of Nevis, from 1992 to 2006 and from 2013 to 2017, Minister of Sports in the Nevis Island Administration, eponym of the Vance W. Amory International Airport


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 21st May 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/cressy
  2. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 5 Feb. 2019


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