Winslett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Winslett family

The surname Winslett was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor.

"The manor of Bochym, under which name this district was taxed in Doomsday, originally belonged to an ancient family called Bochym. It belonged in the days of Henry VIII. to John Winslade, who was executed for joining in the rebellion raised by Arundell in 1549. Norden mentions Winslade as 'that instrument of the rebellion, in which he undertook to be one of the leaders of the Cornish troops, at a time when Bochym was the place of his abode.' " [1]

Early History of the Winslett family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Winslett research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1141, 1445 and 1559 are included under the topic Early Winslett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Winslett Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Winslade, Wynslade, Winslate, Wynslate, Wynstall, Winslatt, Winslaid and many more.

Early Notables of the Winslett family (pre 1700)

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United States Winslett migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Winslett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Frank Winslett, aged 18, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Cretic" from Liverpool, England [2]
  • Herbert Winslett, aged 35, who arrived in New York in 1922 aboard the ship "Montana" from London, England [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Winslett (post 1700) +

  • Mark Winslett, American actor and cinematographer, known for Natural Selection (2011) and Penumbra (2013)
  • Hoyt "Wu" Winslett (1904-1998), American college football player and businessman, state president of the National Exchange Club, as director of the Tuscaloosa Chamber of Commerce
  • Marianne Winslett, American professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois
  • James Winslett (b. 1980), English digital effects artist, known for Dead Hearts (2010)
  • Usher Winslett, Partner at Winslett Studnicky McCormick & Bomser LLP on Facebook
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