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The Winning surname is generally thought to be a habitational name taken on from a place name, such as from Winnington, an area of the town of Northwich in Cheshire, or Winningham, a now lost place in from East Yorkshire.

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The surname Winning was first found in Cheshire where the family is "an ancient family of 'that seed-plot of gentry,' Cheshire. The paternal name was De Croxton, but in the reign of Edward I., Robert son of Lidulfus de Croxton, marrying the heiress of Winnington of Winnington, took the surname of his wife's family. [1] [2] "Winnington Hall, anciently the seat of the Winningtons" [3] is located in the township of Winnington. Winnington is also a township, in the parish of Muckleston in Staffordshire but we must look to Cheshire for the family's origin.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Winnington, Winington, Winninton, Wininton and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Winning research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1672, 1634, 1700, 1674, 1679, 1666, 1736, 1694, 1707, 1669, 1725, 1708, 1725, 1714 and 1725 are included under the topic Early Winning History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 109 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Winning Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Dorothy Winnington, who arrived in Maryland in 1663; Nathan Winnington, who arrived in Virginia in 1735; Richard Winnington, who arrived in Maryland in 1663.

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  • Brigadier Robert Emmet Winning (1906-1971), Commanding Officer, 4th Australian Infantry Brigade from 1945 to 1946
  • Thomas Joseph Winning (b. 1925), Roman Catholic Archbishop of Glasgow, Scotland (1974-2001)


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  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Winning Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Winning 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.

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