First name origin & meaning:
Old English: From the friend's hill
First name variations: Windsor, Winfield, Winfred, Wingate, Winthrop, Winton, Wynton, Winward, Winfrey, Winslow
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: from Old English wencel ‘child’, perhaps used
to distinguish a son from his father with the same forename or perhaps
a nickname for a person with a baby face or childlike manner.
- Scottish: habitational name for someone from the lands of
Windshiel (formerly Winscheill) in Berwickshire.
- Robert Winchell came from England to Windsor, CT, in 1635.
In the case of the broadcaster Walter Winchell (1897–1972)
the surname is an Anglicized form of Jewish <xref>Winschel</xref>.
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