Winningham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Winningham 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 Winningham family

The surname Winningham 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.

Early History of the Winningham family

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Winningham Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Winningham family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Francis Winnington, (1634-1700), English lawyer and politician, Solicitor General for England and Wales (1674-1679); and his son, Salwey Winnington (1666-1736), of Stanford Court, Worcestershire, an English landowner and Member of...
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Winningham Ranking

In the United States, the name Winningham is the 13,131st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [4]


United States Winningham migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Winningham Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mr. Theodore Winningham, aged 55, who arrived in America from Kansas City, Missouri, in 1906
  • Mrs. Theodore Winningham, aged 44, who arrived in America from Kansas City, Missouri, in 1906
  • Theadore Winningham, aged 60, who arrived in America, in 1911
  • Charles Winningham, aged 36, who arrived in America from Detroit, Michigan, in 1913
  • Edna Winningham, aged 34, who arrived in America from Detroit, Michigan, in 1913
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Contemporary Notables of the name Winningham (post 1700) +

  • Guy Winningham (b. 1898), American Democratic Party politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Pulaski County, 1939-40 [5]
  • Dr. Robert Winningham, American Professor of Psychology at Western Oregon Univeristy
  • Herman Son Winningham (b. 1961), American former Major League Baseball player from Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • Mary Megan "Mare" Winningham (b. 1959), American two-time Emmy Award winning, eight-time Emmy Award nominated actress


  1. ^ Lower, 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.
  4. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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