The lineage of the name Winnselough begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Buckinghamshire
. The family name Winnselough is derived from the Old English personal name Wine,
and the Old English word hlaw,
and means that the original bearer of the name lived near a hill owned by someone name Wine.CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early Origins of the Winnselough family
The surname Winnselough was first found in Buckinghamshire
, at Winslow, today a market-town and parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred
of Cottesloe with a population today of about 4,500. The town dates back to 795, when it was listed as Wineshlauu as land given by King Offa to the Abbey of St. Alban's. Years later in the Domesday Book
, it was listed as Weneslai, land held by the Bishop of Lisieux and at that time was in the Murley Hundred
and the manor there belonged to the Church of St. Alban. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Apart from being the source of this distinguished family's heritage, the market-town and parish of Winslow was well known in he 1800s for another reason which would be quite out of place today. "The white poppy was so successfully grown here, in 1821, as to produce 60lb. of opium, worth at least £75, from four acres, and 143lb. in the next year from eleven acres; for which, on both occasions, the prize of 30 guineas was awarded by the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Winnselough family
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Winnselough Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Winnselough has undergone many spelling variations
, including Winslow, Winselow, Winsloe and others.
Early Notables of the Winnselough family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Winnselough family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Winnselough were among those contributors: Sarah Winsloe who settled in Virginia in 1685; Edward Winslow who settled in Hingham Massachusetts in 1633; Edward Winslow settled in Maine in 1622; Gilbert Winslow settled in Plymouth Massachusetts in 1620.