The earliest origins of the family name Wynters date back to the Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It was a name given to a person born in the wintertime
having derived from the Old English word wintar,
meaning wet season.
Early Origins of the Wynters family
The surname Wynters was first found in Gloucestershire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Wynters family
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Wynters Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Wynters include Winter, Winters, Wynter and others.
Early Notables of the Wynters family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wynters family to Ireland
Some of the Wynters 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 Wynters family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: John Winter, who settled in Maine in 1616; four years before the "Mayflower"; Robert Winter settled in Virginia in 1616; four years before the ".