Last name: WINTHROP

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WINTHROP : This last name is indexed 40,280 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

WINTHROP : English (Cumberland and Durham): habitational name from any of the places in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire called Winthorpe. The former is named with the Old English personal name or byname Wine meaning ‘friend’ + Old Norse thorp ‘settlement’. The Lincolnshire placename probably derives from the Old English personal name Wine + Old Norse thorp ‘secondary settlement outlying farmstead’. The Nottinghamshire placename derives from the Old English personal name Wīgmund or the Old Norse personal name Vígmundr + Old Norse thorp.

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