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The old, proud name Welsh name Winne is derived from the Welsh word "gwyn," which means "fair" or "white." It was a nickname for a person with light-colored hair or a pale complexion, or perhaps for someone who habitually wore white or pale-colored clothing.

Winne Early Origins



The surname Winne was first found in Carnarvonshire (Welsh: Sir Gaernarfon), a former county in Northwest Wales, anciently part of the Kingdom of Gwynedd, and today divided between the unitary authorities of Gwynedd and Conwy, where this distinguished Welsh family claim lineal descent from Brochwel, Prince of Powys, who was Commander of the Welsh forces under Cadvan in the memorable battle near Chester fought with the Saxons under King Ethelred of Northumberland in the year 603.

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Winne Spelling Variations


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Winne Spelling Variations



Compared to other ancient cultures found in the British Isles, the number of Welsh surnames are relatively few, but there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations. These spelling variations began almost as soon as surname usage became common. People could not specify how to spell their own names leaving the specific recording up to the individual scribe or priest. Those recorders would then spell the names as they heard them, causing many different variations. Later, many Welsh names were recorded in English. This transliteration process was extremely imprecise since the Brythonic Celtic language of the Welsh used many sounds the English language was not accustomed to. Finally, some variations occurred by the individual's design: a branch loyalty within a family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The Winne name over the years has been spelled Wynne, Wynn, Wyn, Win, Gwynne, Gwynn, Winne, Winn, Gwinn, Gwinne and many more.

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Winne Early History


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Winne Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Winne research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1559, 1544, 1553, 1556, 1520, 1580, 1553, 1627, 1602, 1671, 1588, 1649, 1626, 1611, 1622, 1675, 1628, 1719, 1671, 1673, 1674, 1675, 1675, 1676, 1650, 1714, 1695, 1677, 1749, 1742, 1689, 1718, 1713 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Winne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Winne Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Winne Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was John Wynn ap Maredudd (died 1559), Head of the House of Aberffraw, High Sheriff of Caernarvonshire for 1544, 1553 and 1556; Maurice Wynn or Morys Wynn ap John of Gwydir ( c. 1520-1580), Welsh courtier and politician who held the Gwydir estate...

Another 149 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Winne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Winne In Ireland


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Winne In Ireland



Some of the Winne family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 199 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



Many Welsh joined the great migrations to North America in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Like their Scottish and Irish neighbors, many Welsh families left their homeland hoping to find hope and prosperity in a land that the English did not exercise a tight rule over. Those Welsh immigrants that successfully traveled to North America went on to make significant contributions to the rapid development of both Canada and the United States in terms of the settling of land and the establishment of industry. They also added to the rich cultural heritage of both countries. An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name Winne:

Winne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Peter Winne, who landed in Jamestown, Va in 1607
  • Pieter Winne, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1620-1664
  • Griffin Winne, who arrived in Virginia in 1624-1625
  • Katherine Winne, who landed in Virginia in 1652
  • Leonard Winne, who arrived in Maryland in 1664
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Winne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Valentin Wilhelm Winne, who landed in America in 1854
  • Friederike Winne, who landed in America in 1854

Winne Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Richard Winne, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

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Contemporary Notables of the name Winne (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Winne (post 1700)



  • Philip H. Winne, American-born, Canada Research Chair in Self-Regulated Learning and Learning Technologies at Simon Fraser University
  • Matthew Winne Jr., American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Schenectady County, 1854
  • John L. Winne, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1864
  • John L. Winne, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Albany County, 1813-14
  • John D. Winne, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Albany County, 1814-15
  • James P. Winne, American Republican politician, Member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee, Republican National Convention, 1928; Member of Republican National Committee from Hawaii Territory, 1940
  • James Winne, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Michigan, 2012
  • Jacob Winne, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Albany County, 1799-1801
  • Isaiah Davis Winne (1818-1902), American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Ulster County 3rd District, 1876, 1887
  • E. K. Winne, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1904
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Winne Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    6. Evans, Gwynfor. Wales: A History: 2000 Years of Welsh History. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-120-2).
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

    The Winne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Winne 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 25 January 2016 at 14:29.

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