The Winninger 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.
Early Origins of the Winninger family
The surname Winninger 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print. CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
"Winnington Hall, anciently the seat of the Winningtons" CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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.
Early History of the Winninger family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Winninger 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 Winninger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Winninger Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Winnington, Winington, Winninton, Wininton and others.
Early Notables of the Winninger family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Francis Winnington, (1634-1700), English lawyer and politician, Solicitor General for England
(1674-1679); and his son, Salwey Winnington (1666-1736), of Stanford Court... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Winninger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Winninger family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Winninger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Ulrich Winninger, who landed in New York, NY in 1710 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Winninger (post 1700)
- Charles Winninger (1884-1969), American actor