The name Wynnters comes from a name for a person born in the wintertime
having derived from the Old English word wintar,
meaning wet season.
Early Origins of the Wynnters family
The surname Wynnters was first found in Gloucestershire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Wynnters family
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Wynnters Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Wynnters include Winter, Winters, Wynter and others.
Early Notables of the Wynnters family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wynnters family to Ireland
Some of the Wynnters family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Wynnters family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Wynnters 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 ".