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Wynnsteed History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancestors of the Wynnsteed family migrated to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The surname Wynnsteed is based on the Old English personal name Wynstan. That name is derived from the Old English elements wyn, meaning joy, and stan, meaning stone.

Early Origins of the Wynnsteed family


The surname Wynnsteed was first found in Gloucestershire where they are conjecturally descended from Ansfrid de Cormeiles, a Norman knight from the Abbey of Cormeiles in Normandy.

Early History of the Wynnsteed family


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Wynnsteed Spelling Variations


Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Wynnsteed were recorded, including Winston, Winstone and others.

Early Notables of the Wynnsteed family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Wynnsteed family to Ireland


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


The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Wynnsteed arrived in North America very early: John Winston settled in Virginia in 1663; Nicholas Winston settled in Barbados in 1654; Stephen Winston settled in Boston in 1716; Thomas Winston settled in Maryland in 1725..

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