Winner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Winner family

The surname Winner was first found in Belgium, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in West Flanders, a province in Belgium, originally Bruges. Within this province the notable towns are Bruges, the capital city, Ostend, Courtrai, Furnes, Thielt, Ypres and Roulers. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Early History of the Winner family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Winner research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1596 is included under the topic Early Winner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Winner Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wanner, Waner, Wanler, Wenner, Wanen, Wanern, Wönner, Weiner, Wienner, Wonnen, Winner, Weynner, Wuynner, Weynen, Wansen, Wenser, Wannamaker and many more.

Early Notables of the Winner family (pre 1700)

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United States Winner migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Winner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Catharina Christina Winner, who settled in New York in 1709
Winner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Franz Winner, who settled in America in 1834
  • Heinrich Winner, who arrived in America in 1836

Australia Winner migration to Australia +

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

Winner Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Winner (post 1700) +

  • Joseph Eastburn Winner (1837-1918), American composer and music publisher, best known for his tune, "The Little Brown Jug" (1869) which was famously recorded by the Glenn Miller and His Orchestra in 1939
  • Thomas D. Winner, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Atlantic County, 1853; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1854 [2]
  • Thomas A. Winner, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Secretary of State of West Virginia, 1972 [2]
  • Samuel Winner, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1964 [2]
  • Herman Winner, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960; Member of New York Republican State Committee, 1950 [2]
  • George H. Winner Jr. (b. 1949), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1979-2001; Member of New York State Senate 53rd District; Elected 2004; Elected unopposed 2006; Elected 2008 [2]
  • Fred M. Winner (1912-2003), American politician, U.S. District Judge for Colorado, 1970-82 [2]
  • Alvin C. Winner, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Hatboro, Pennsylvania, 1935-45 [2]


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 20th August 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/aurora
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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