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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Dutch : occupational name for an agricultural worker, Middle Low German winne ‘peasant’.
  • English : variant spelling of Wynn.
  • Pieter Winne (1609–c.1690) was born in Ghent, Flanders, and brought his family to New Netherland in about 1653, where he became a prominent fur trader. He and his wife Tannetje had at least twelve children.

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