Winton Family History
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Winton Name Meaning
Scottish and English: habitational name from any of various places called Winton. Those near Edinburgh and in North Yorkshire are named from the Old English byname or personal name Wine (meaning ‘friend’) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; one in former Westmorland (now Cumbria) probably has as its first element an Old English winn ‘pasture’; and one in Lancashire has Old English wiðigen ‘growing with willows’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Wilton, Linton, Winston, Hinton, Swinton, Sinton, Dunton, Kinton