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The ancestors of the name Winnethorp date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence at Winthrop in the county of Lincolnshire. That place-name is derived from the Old English personal name Winn, meaning friend and porp, meaning settlement, and indicates that it was once owned by someone name Winn.

Early Origins of the Winnethorp family


The surname Winnethorp was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor, some say at the time of the Norman Conquest of England in the year 1066 A.D.

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Early History of the Winnethorp family

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Early History of the Winnethorp family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Winnethorp research.
Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1825, 1630, 1587, 1649, 1606, 1676, 1641 and 1717 are included under the topic Early Winnethorp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Winnethorp Spelling Variations

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Winnethorp Spelling Variations


Winnethorp has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Winnethorp have been found, including Winthorpe, Wynethorpe, Wynthorpe, Winethorpe, Wynethrop, Winthrop, Winthropp, Winethrop, Winthorp, Winthropp, Wynthropp, Wynethropp, Wynthrop, Winthrip, Winthrup, Withrupp, Withripp, Winthroppe, Wynthroppe and many more.

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Early Notables of the Winnethorp family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Winnethorp family (pre 1700)


Notables of the family at this time include John Winthrop (1587-1649), a wealthy English Puritan lawyer and one of the leading figures in the founding of...
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Migration of the Winnethorp family to Ireland

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Migration of the Winnethorp family to Ireland


Some of the Winnethorp family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Winnethorp family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Winnethorp family to the New World and Oceana


In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Winnethorps to arrive on North American shores: Robert, Deane, John and Elizabeth Winthrop who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635 and they were related to the Governor or one of his brothers; William Winthrip settled in Virginia in 1663.

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The Winnethorp Motto

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The Winnethorp Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Hope wins a throne
Motto Translation: An anagram of John Winthrop.


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