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Early Origins of the Wintombe family

The surname Wintombe was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, at Wymondham, and descended from a noble Saxon, Wimund, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066. "The sole remaining branch in the male line of this ancient family, said to be of Saxon origin, and descended from 'Ailwardus' of Wymondham, of Wyndham, in Norfolk, living soon after the Norman Conquest [was Wyndham of Dinton]." [1]

Wymondham (Windham), Norfolk survives today as a historic market town and civil parish. "This town derives its name from the Saxon Win Munde Ham, signifying 'a pleasant village on a mount;' and is indebted for its importance to the foundation of a priory of Black monks, at first a cell to the abbey of St. Alban's, by William d'Albini or Daubeny, in 1130. " [2]

Early History of the Wintombe family

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Wintombe Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wyndham, Windham and others.

Early Notables of the Wintombe family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Sir John Wyndham JP (1558-1645), an English landowner who helped create the establishment of defense organization in the West Country against the threat of Spanish invasion; Sir Francis Wyndham, 1st Baronet (c.1612-1676), an English soldier and politician who sat in the House of Commons of England in 1640, Colonel of horse in the Royalist army in the English Civil War and helped Charles II escape to France; Sir Hugh...
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Migration of the Wintombe family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Robert Windham, who settled in New Jersey in 1675; Charles Windham, who arrived in Virginia in 1706; Sarah Windham, a convict sent to Maryland in 1719.

The Wintombe 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: Au bon droit
Motto Translation: With good right.

  1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. on Facebook