The ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture once found in Britain is the soil from which the many generations of the Winnters family have grown. The name Winnters was given to a member of the family who was a person born in the wintertime
having derived from the Old English word wintar,
meaning wet season.
Early Origins of the Winnters family
The surname Winnters was first found in Gloucestershire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Winnters family
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Winnters Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Winnters family name include Winter, Winters, Wynter and others.
Early Notables of the Winnters family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Winnters family to Ireland
Some of the Winnters 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 Winnters family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Winnters surname or a spelling variation of the name include : John Winter, who settled in Maine in 1616; four years before the "Mayflower"; Robert Winter settled in Virginia in 1616; four years before the ".