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Early Origins of the Winram family

The surname Winram was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat in their territories. The Pictish influence on Scottish history diminished after Kenneth Macalpine became King of all Scotland. But those east coast families still played an important role in government and were more accessible to Government than their western highland counterparts. Allegiances were important to Scottish middle age survival. Later they held a family seat at Clydesdale how held the Baron of Wiston from the 14th century.

Early History of the Winram family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Winram research. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1605, 1659, 1745, 1492, 1582, 1650 and 1638 are included under the topic Early Winram History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Winram Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Winram, Winrham, Windram, Wynram, Vynram, Vinram, Winrame, Wynrane, Winran, Vineram, Vinerame, Winrame and many more.

Early Notables of the Winram family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the Clan at this time was John Winram, Wynram or Winraham (1492?-1582), Scottish reformer, descended from the Winrams or Winrahams of Kirkness or Ratho, Fifeshire. [1] George Winram Lord Libbertoun (d. 1650), Scottish judge, son of James Winram of Liberton in Midlothian. "He was a friend of James Hamilton, third Marquis (afterwards first...
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Migration of the Winram family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..


Contemporary Notables of the name Winram (post 1700) +

  • Gary Francis Winram (1936-2022), Australian silver and bronze medalist competitive swimmer who specialised in middle and long-distance freestyle events


  1. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print


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