The earliest origins of the Wynnter surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name reveals that an early member was a person born in the wintertime
having derived from the Old English word wintar,
meaning wet season.
Early Origins of the Wynnter family
The surname Wynnter was first found in Gloucestershire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Wynnter family
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Wynnter Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Wynnter are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Wynnter include: Winter, Winters, Wynter and others.
Early Notables of the Wynnter family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wynnter family to Ireland
Some of the Wynnter family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 87 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Wynnter family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Wynnter or a variant listed above: John Winter, who settled in Maine in 1616; four years before the "Mayflower"; Robert Winter settled in Virginia in 1616; four years before the ".