The origins of the Winnter surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name originated with an early member who was a person born in the wintertime
having derived from the Old English word wintar,
meaning wet season.
Early Origins of the Winnter family
The surname Winnter was first found in Gloucestershire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Winnter family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Winnter research.Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1162, 1622, 1686, 1661, 1665, 1665 and 1668 are included under the topic Early Winnter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Winnter Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Winnter has been recorded under many different variations, including Winter, Winters, Wynter and others.
Early Notables of the Winnter family (pre 1700)
Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Winnter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Winnter family to Ireland
Some of the Winnter family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 87 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Winnter family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Winnter or a variant listed above: John Winter, who settled in Maine in 1616; four years before the "Mayflower"; Robert Winter settled in Virginia in 1616; four years before the ".