Early Origins of the Wynstantley family
The surname Wynstantley was first found in Lancashire
at Winstanley, a township, partly in the chapelry of Up Holland and partly in that of Billinge, parish and union of Wigan, hundred
of West Derby. "At the period of the Conquest, Uctred, a Saxon, held Wibaldeslei; and in the reign of John, Roger de Winstanesley held lands in the township." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Wynstantley family
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Wynstantley Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Winstanley, Winstandley, Winstantley, Winstonly, Winstonle and many more.
Early Notables of the Wynstantley family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Sir Thomas Winstanley; Gerrard Winstanley (1609-1676), an English Protestant religious reformer and political activist during The Protectorate of... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wynstantley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Wynstantley family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Peter and John Winstanley settled in Virginia in 1698; Mary Winstanley settled in New York in 1705; James Winstanley settled in Virginia in 1739; Valentine Winstandley settled in Pennsylvania in 1772.
The Wynstantley Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Prenez garde
Motto Translation: Take care.