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The lineage of the name Winslow begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Buckinghamshire. The family name Winslow is derived from the Old English personal name Wine, meaning friend, and the Old English word hlaw, meaning hill or mound, and means that the original bearer of the name lived near a hill owned by someone name Wine.[1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


Winslow Early Origins



The surname Winslow 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. [2]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." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Winslow Spelling Variations


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Winslow 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 Winslow has undergone many spelling variations, including Winslow, Winselow, Winsloe and others.

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Winslow Early History


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Winslow Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Winslow research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1663, 1595, 1655, 1633, 1636 and 1644 are included under the topic Early Winslow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Winslow Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Winslow Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Winslow Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 Winslow were among those contributors:

Winslow Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Gilbert Winslow from Worcestershire arrived at Plymouth Massachusetts in 1620 abord the "Mayflower"
  • John Winslow and his wife Mary settled in Massachusetts in 1620
  • Elizabeth Barker Winslow, who landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620
  • Gilbart Winslow, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620
  • Gilbert Winslow, who landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Winslow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Winslow, who landed in Iroquois County, Illinois in 1884

Winslow Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Winslow, who landed in Anapolis (Annapolis), Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Mr. Edward Winslow U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Miss. Hannah Winslow U.E. born in Massachusetts, USA who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1784 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Miss. Penelope Winslow U.E. born in Massachusetts, USA who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1784 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Miss. Sarah Winslow U.E. born in Massachusetts, USA who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1784 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Winslow Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Went Winslow, who arrived in Canada in 1816
  • George Winslow settled in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland in 1872 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Winslow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Winslow, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Coromandel"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Winslow (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Winslow (post 1700)



  • Admiral Cameron Cameron McRae Winslow (1854-1932), United States Navy officer during the Spanish-American War and World War I
  • Rickie O'Neal Winslow (b. 1964), retired American professional basketball player
  • Kellen Boswell Winslow Sr. (b. 1957), American former professional football player, inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame, one of the greatest tight ends in the league's history
  • Charles Frederick Winslow (1811-1877), American physician, diplomat, and world traveler
  • Charles-Edward Amory Winslow (1877-1957), American bacteriologist and public health expert
  • Brett Winslow (b. 1967), American Olympic volleyball player
  • Michael Winslow (b. 1958), American actor and comedian, known as the "Man of 10,000 Sound Effects," known for his comedic role in all seven Police Academy films and in Spaceballs
  • Kellen Boswell Winslow II (b. 1983), American NFL football tight end for the New York Jets
  • Ola Elizabeth Winslow (1885-1977), American author and historian
  • Walter C. Winslow (1882-1962), American judge in Oregon
  • ... (Another 54 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Winslow


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Suggested Readings for the name Winslow



  • The Quaker and Southern Winslows by Elizabeth Doherty Herzfeld.
  • Tracing Shadows: The Record of a 19th Century Vermont Family, Their Ancestors and Descendants by Elizabeth Sharpe Lincoln.
  • The Winslows of Careswell in Marshfield by Betty Magoun Bates.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  5. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  11. ...

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