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Winstone is a name that was brought to England by the ancestors of the Winstone family when they emigrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Winstone comes from the Old English personal name Wynstan. That name is derived from the Old English elements wyn, meaning joy, and stan, meaning stone.

Winstone Early Origins



The surname Winstone was first found in Gloucestershire where they are conjecturally descended from Ansfrid de Cormeiles, a Norman knight from the Abbey of Cormeiles in Normandy.

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Winstone Spelling Variations


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Winstone Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Winston, Winstone and others.

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Winstone Early History


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Winstone Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Winstone research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1556, 1576, 1655 and 1602 are included under the topic Early Winstone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Winstone Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Winstone Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Winstone Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Winstone In Ireland


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Winstone In Ireland



Some of the Winstone family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Winstone or a variant listed above:

Winstone Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Winstone, who arrived in New England in 1648

Winstone Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Winstone, aged 20, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sea Park"
  • Thomas Winstone, aged 32, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sea Park"

Winstone Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Winstone arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Caduceus" in 1872
  • George Winstone, aged 27, a tailor, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • Jane Winstone, aged 24, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • Gertrude G. Winstone, aged 4, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • Ada Winstone, aged 2, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Winstone Historic Events


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Winstone Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Cyril Winstone, British Musician, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking and was evacuated

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    11. ...

    The Winstone Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Winstone Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 15 January 2016 at 10:27.

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