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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. WIN-zər
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Meaning & History

From the name of a few English towns, one notably the site of Windsor Castle. Their names mean "riverbank with a windlass" in Old English, a windlass being a lifting apparatus. In 1917 the British royal family adopted this name (after Windsor Castle), replacing their previous name Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

Related Names

Given Name DescendantWindsor(English)
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