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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. WIN-stehd  [key]
Other Forms FormsWinsted, Winstedt, Wenstad

Meaning & History

Perhaps derived from the town of Wanstead in Greater London, England (recorded in the Domesday Book as Wenesteda), named with Old English wænn meaning "wagon" and stede meaning "place, site", but it is more likely derived from the village of Winestead in East Yorkshire, England, named from Old English wefa meaning "wife" and hamstede meaning "homestead". The American actress and singer Mary Elizabeth Winstead (1984-) is a famous bearer of this name.
Added 4/30/2022 by General9696
Edited 11/2/2023 by General9696