Last name: Wynne

This very interesting name is generally considered in modern times to be of Welsh origin, but in fact there are at least four possible origins. These are "Gwyn", Old Welsh, and possibly as it translates as "Fair", a descriptive nickname for an Anglo-Saxon invader. Next is "Wine", an Olde English pre 7th Century word and personal name meaning "the Friend". Then there is the Norse-Viking pre 9th Century "Hvin", translating literally as "Gorse", but probably a nickname for a prickly person, and finally "Wynn", an Olde English baptismal name which translates as "Joy". All early recordings are in England, these include Thomas filius Win (1255, Shropshire). Agneta, daughter of Willmi Wynne, was christened at St. Andrew's, Enfield, London, on March 2nd 1577, and Elizabeth, daughter of Edward Wynne, was christened at St. Margaret's, Westminster, also in London, on August 12th 1613. One George Wynne, together with his wife Mary, daughters Anne and Cathleen, and sonsPpatrick and James, sailed from Liverpool aboard the "Pacific" bound for New York on January 20th 1847. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Osketel Wyn, which was dated 1199, in the "County Pipe Rolls of Suffolk", during the reign of King Richard 1, known as "The Lionheart", 1189 - 1199. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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My name is Derold Lee Wynne I am third generation in USA my great grandfather John Wynne from Co. Sligo Ireland & my great grandmother Winifred Hennessy from Co. Cork came here in 188O's. My ancestors came to Ireland from Wales in 1524.

Hello, I am a descendant of the Wynne family that goes all the way back to the Wynne Castle in, Wales. My full name is: Brandon Roy Lee Shaw. My Grandmothers maiden name is Robison which somewhere along the lines ends up back to the Wynne name. I go by my middle name now (Roy) and I have been searching for my lineage so that I may trace it all the way back to the Wynne family. But I am not good at searching information on the web and know even less about my ancestors. If anyone can help get me started I would be forever grateful. You can reach me anytime at:

jeanette Wynne
Hi my name before I got married was Jeanette Wynne from Cardiff S wales the Wynne family lived there for many generation. My father Douglas Wynne has now passed away however when I was growing up I remember him doing a family ancestry.

Christopher Mark Wynne

Hi, my name is Christopher Mark Wynne and I am from Liverpool, my mum and her mum are both Wynne's but I would love to find out more of my family tree if anyone has any information!

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