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The distinguished surname Wynkoop is Dutch in origin. It is an occupational name, meaning "wine cup," and referring to "one who sells wine." The name was probably first borne by someone who held this occupation.

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The surname Wynkoop was first found in Holland, where the ancestral home of the Wynkoop family is thought to be located.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wynkoop, Wijnkoop, Wynnkoop, Winecup, Winecoop and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wynkoop research. Another 308 words (22 lines of text) covering the year 1842 is included under the topic Early Wynkoop History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wynkoop Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wynkoop Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Pieter Wynkoop, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1639
  • Cornelis Evertsz Wynkoop, who settled in New Netherlands in 1651
  • Cornelis Wynkoop, who landed in New York in 1658

Wynkoop Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Dirck Wynkoop, aged 47, arrived in New York in 1746
  • Henry Wynkoop, who immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1777
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  • Rodney Wynkoop, American conductor, Director of Chapel Music at Duke University
  • Christopher Wynkoop (b. 1943), American film actor, known for his work on Ghostbusters (1984), Wendigo (2001) and Summer of Sam (1999)
  • Edward W Wynkoop (1836-1891), American founder of the city of Denver, Colorado, a lieutenant colonel in the First Colorado Volunteer Cavalry during the American Civil War
  • Mildred Olive Bangs Wynkoop (1905-1997), American ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene
  • Joel D. Wynkoop (b. 1960), American actor and filmmaker
  • Gerardus Wynkoop (d. 1812), American politician, Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 2nd Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1793
  • Henry Wynkoop (1737-1812), American politician, Member of the Continental Congress, United States Representative for the state of Pennsylvania (1789-1791)
  • Henry Wynkoop, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1856
  • Henry Wynkoop (1737-1816), American politician, Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1779-82; State Court Judge in Pennsylvania, 1783-89; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania at-large, 1789-91
  • Dirck Wynkoop (1732-1796), American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Ulster County, 1780-81; Common Pleas Court Judge in New York
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  • Wynkoop Genealogy in the United States of American. 3rd Ed. Richard Wynkoop. New York: Knickerbocker Press, 1904.
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    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    3. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    5. Grattan, Thomas Colley. Holdan The History of the Netherlands. Charleston, SC: Biblio Bazaar LLC, 2007. Print.
    6. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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