Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. The name Wynnstombe came from 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 Wynnstombe family
Gloucestershire where they are conjecturally descended from Ansfrid de Cormeiles, a Norman knight from the Abbey of Cormeiles in Normandy.
Early History of the Wynnstombe family
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Wynnstombe Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Wynnstombe are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Wynnstombe include Winston, Winstone and others.
Early Notables of the Wynnstombe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wynnstombe family to Ireland
Some of the Wynnstombe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Wynnstombe family to the New World and Oceana
Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Wynnstombe, or a variant listed above: 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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