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The Anglo-Saxon name Winnchester comes from when the family resided in the city of Winchester in Hampshire. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English word ventaceaster, meaning the dweller at the Roman fort.

Winnchester Early Origins



The surname Winnchester was first found in Hampshire where it is conjecturally believed that a Saxon Lord displaced in Hampshire moved north to Scotland and acquired lands in the county of Ayrshire and Lanarkshire.

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Winnchester Spelling Variations


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Winnchester Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Winnchester has been recorded under many different variations, including Winchester, Wincester and others.

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Winnchester Early History


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Winnchester Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Winnchester research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1495 and 1826 are included under the topic Early Winnchester History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Winnchester Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Winnchester Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Winnchester In Ireland


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Winnchester In Ireland



Some of the Winnchester family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Winnchester or a variant listed above: Andrew Winchester, who arrived in Virginia in 1639 with his wife and child; John Winchester settled in Virginia in 1636; William Winchester arrived in Maryland in 1732.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    The Winnchester Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Winnchester 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.

    This page was last modified on 22 February 2013 at 08:06.

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