The name Winterson is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. Winterson was a name used for a person born in the wintertime
having derived from the Old English word wintar,
meaning wet season.
Early Origins of the Winterson family
The surname Winterson was first found in Gloucestershire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Winterson family
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Winterson Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Winterson include Winter, Winters, Wynter and others.
Early Notables of the Winterson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Winterson family to Ireland
Some of the Winterson 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 Winterson family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Winterson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Winterson, English convict from Somerset, who was transported aboard the "Agincourt" on July 6, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844
Contemporary Notables of the name Winterson (post 1700)
- Jeanette Winterson (b. 1959), British novelist