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.
Early Origins of the Wynkoop family
The surname Wynkoop was first found in Holland, where the ancestral home of the Wynkoop family is thought to be located.
Early History of the Wynkoop family
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Wynkoop Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Wynkoop, Wijnkoop, Wynnkoop, Winecup, Winecoop and others.
Early Notables of the Wynkoop family (pre 1700)
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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 
^ 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)