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Wyndham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Wyndham family


The surname Wyndham 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


Early History of the Wyndham family


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Wyndham Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Wyndham 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...
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Migration of the Wyndham family to Ireland


Some of the Wyndham family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Wyndham family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wyndham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Howard Wyndham, who was naturalized in Colorado in 1886
  • Howard Wyndham, who landed in Colorado in 1886 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Wyndham Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Alfred Wyndham, who was on record in the census of Ontario of 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Wyndham (post 1700)


  • Eric L. Wyndham, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1992 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George Wyndham (1787-1869), English peer, made 1st Baron Leconfield in 1859
  • Sir Charles Wyndham (1837-1919), English actor-manager
  • George Wyndham (1863-1913), English politician and man of letters
  • John Max Henry Scawen Wyndham (b. 1948), 7th Baron Leconfield and 2nd Baron Egremont, British biographer and novelist
  • John Edward Reginald Wyndham (1920-1972), 6th Baron Leconfield, 1st Baron Egremont (1963)
  • John Wyndham (1903-1969), pen name of British science fiction writer Lucas Beynon Harris
  • Grace Wyndham Goldie (1900-1986), née Grace Murrell Nisbet, Scottish producer and executive in British television for twenty years
  • Sir John Wyndham Pope-Hennessy (1913-1994), English art historian and museum director
  • William Wyndham Grenville PC (1759-1834), 1st Baron Grenville, British Whig statesman, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1806-1807)

The Wyndham 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.


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Citations


  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.
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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