Winther History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Winther family

The surname Winther was first found in Cumberland where they held a family seat and were Lords of the manor of Winder. This family name held considerable estates in both Cumberland and Westmorland.

Early History of the Winther family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Winther research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1733, 1693, 1752 and 1714 are included under the topic Early Winther History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Winther Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Windere, Winderes, Winder, Winders, Windhere and others.

Early Notables of the Winther family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Henry Winder (d. 1733), an English farmer and his son; Henry Winder (1693-1752), an English nonconformist minister and chronologist. "His grandfather, Henry Winder, farmer, who lived to be...
Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Winther Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Winther migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Winther Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Henrich Winther, who landed in New York, NY in 1710 [1]
  • Philip Friederich Winther, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • Samuel Winther, who landed in America in 1751 [1]
Winther Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Amalea Winther, aged 24, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Winther (post 1700) +

  • Sophus Keith Winther (1893-1983), Danish-born, American professor and novelist
  • Richard "Wimpy" Winther (b. 1947), American former National Football League center
  • Ragnar Winther (b. 1949), Norwegian mathematician
  • Sara Winther, New Zealand sports sailor at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  • Jens Winther (1960-2011), Danish jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger and bandleader
  • Ellen Winther Lembourn (1933-2011), Danish opera singer and actress
  • Rasmus Villads Christian Ferdinand Winther (1796-1876), Danish lyric poet


The Winther Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Nulla pallescere culpa
Motto Translation: To turn pale from no crime.


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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