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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:

  1. 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.
  2. Scottish: habitational name for someone from the lands of Windshiel (formerly Winscheill) in Berwickshire.
  3. 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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