Wynn Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History

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Meaning, Origin, Etymology
The English family name Wynn is classified as being of personal name origin, that is, derived from a parental first name or from the font name of the grandfather or indeed a more remote ancestor of the original bearer of the surname. With regard to the family name Wynn, it indicates “son of Wynn”, a pet form of various compound first names, such as Winifrid and Winebeald, derived from the Old English “wine” meaning “friend”. It is also possible that Wynn is a variant of Gwynn, which is a derivative of the Old Welsh word “gwyn” meaning “fair, white”. Therefore, this name would originally have been given as a nickname to “one with fair hair or a pale complexion”, but in the Middle Ages Gwyn was more commonly found as a personal name.

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

1) (Baron Newborough). Motto—Suaviterin modo, fortiter in re. Az. three fleurs-de-lis or. Crest—A dexter arm in armour holding in the hand ppr. a fleur-de-lis or. Supporters—Two lions ramp. gu. the dexter gorged with a collar or, charged with three fleurs-de lis sa., the sinister with a collar ar. charged with three crosses pattée gu.
2) (Gwydyr, co. Carnarvon, bart., extinct 1719; descended through Joun Wynn ap Meredith, of Gwydyr, and Roderick, Lord of Anglesey, from Owen Gwynedd, Prince of North Wales. Mary, dau. and heir of Sir Richard Wynn, fourth bart., m. Bertie, thirteenth Baron Willoughby de Eresby, fourth Earl of Lindsay, created Marquess of Lindsay and Duke of Ancaster. On the death, without issue male, of Sir Richard Wynn, he was s. in the baronetcy by his cousin, Sir John Wynn, who d. s. p., when the baronetcy expired. His great estates he devised to his kinsman, Sir Watkin Williams, Bart., M.P., son and heir of Sir John Williams, Bart., by Jane, his wife, dau. and heir of Edward Thelwall, Esq., of Plas-y-Ward, by Sydney, his wife, dau. and heir of William Wynn, Esq., who was son of Sir John Wynn, of Gwydyr; from Sir Watkin Williams derives Williams-Wynn, Bart., of Wynnstay). (Llwyn; of whom Owen Wynn, Esq., of Llwyn, was living in 1799; descended through Morris Wynn, Esq., of Gwydyr, and Roderick, Lord of Anglesey, from Owen Gwynedd, Prince of North Wales). (Berthdu, co. Carnarvon; descended from Griffith Wynn, of Berthdu, second aon of John Wynn, of Meredith, who was a descendant of Wynn, of Gwydyr. The direct male line of the family terminated with Robert Wynn, Esq., of Berthdu and Bodysgallen, M.P. for the Carnarvon boroughs, at whose deceaso the estates devolved on Margaret, dau. and heir of his brother, the Rev. Hugh Wynn, D.D., and wife of Sir Roger Mostin, Bart., of Mostyn, co. Flint). Arms, those of Owen Gwynedd, viz., Vert three eagles displ. in fess or. Crest—An eagle displ. or.
3) (Williams-Wynn, Wynnstay, co. Denbigh, bart.). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, those of Owen Gwynedd, Prince of North Wales, Vert three eagles displ. in fess or, for Wynn; 2nd and 3rd, those of Cadrod Hardd, Ar. two foxes countersalient in saltire, the dexter surmounted of the sinister gu. for Williams. Crest—An eagle displ. or.
4) (Plas Newadd-yn-Bodlith; descended, through Morris ap Llewelyn, of Moeliwrch, from Einion Efell, Lord of Cynllaeth. Gwenhwyfar, dau. and heir of Richard Wynn, Esq., of Plas Newadd, m. Foulk Middleton, of Llansilin, eighth son of Richard Middleton, Governor of Chirk Castle, temp. Edward VI., Mary I., and Queen Elizabeth). (Plas-y-Moeliwrch; descended from Morris ap Llewelyn, ancestor of Wynn, of Plas-Newadd-yn-Bodlith). Arms, those of Einion Efell, viz., Per fess sa. and ar. a lion ramp. counterchanged, armed and langued gu.
5) (Tower, co. Flint; descended through John, third son of Griffith ap Llewelyn, from Einion Efell. The male line terminated with Roger Wynn, Esq., of Tower, who d. s. p., and devised Tower to his widow, from whom it passed to her nicce, wife of the Rev. Hope Wynne Eyton, of Leeswood, co. Flint, who possessed it in 1779). (Hartsheath, co. Flint; descended from Iorwerth, fourth son of Cynric Efell). Arms, those of Cynric Efell, viz., Gu. on a bend ar. a lion pass. sa.
6) (Pentre Morgan; descended from Howell, second son of Owen ap Bleddyn, Lord of Dinmael, third son of Owen Brooyntyn, Lord of Edeirnion, Dinmael, and Abertanat; of this family was Morgan Wynn, of Pentre Morgan, Barrister-at-law, living 1672). Arms, those of Hughes, of Gwerclas, viz., Ar. a lion ramp. sa. armed and langued gu.
7) (Bettws, in Abergellew, co. Carnarvon; descended through Bleddyn, second son of Edryd ap Iorwerth, from Marchudd, Founder of the VIII. Noble Tribe of North Wales and Powys). (Llanolian, co. Carnarvon: descended through Bleddyn, second son of Edryd ap Iorwerth, from Marchudd, Founder of the VIII. Noble Tribe of North Wales and Powys). Arms, those of Marchudd, viz., Gu. a Saracen’s head erased at the neck ppr. wreathed about the temples sa. and ar.
8) (Melai, co. Denbigh, and Maenan, co. Carnarvon descended, through William, second aon of Meredith ap David, of Melai and Vronheulog, and Grono Llwyd-y- Penwyn, from Marchudd, Founder of the VIII. Noble Tribe of North Wales and Powys. Jane, dau. and heiress of John Wynn, Esq., of Melai and Maenan, m. Sir John Wynn, of Bodvaen, ancestor of Lord Newborough). Arms, those of Grono Llwyd, viz., Gu. three boars’ heads in pale erased ar.
9) (Nerquis, co. Flint; descended from Edwyn, Lord of Tegaingle; the heiress m. Thomas Pindar, Esq., son of Sir Paul Pindar). (Pen-y-Clawdd, co. Denbigh; descended from Owen ap Edwyn, Lord of Tegaingle, co. Flint, Founder of the XII. Noble Tribe of North Wales and Powys. Catherine, dau. and heiress of Rev. John Wynn, of Pen-y-Clawdd, m. Daniel Hughes, third and eventually only surviving son of Thomas Hughes, Esq., of Gwerclas and Hendriforfydd, co. Merioneth). Arms, those of Edwyn, Lord of Tegaingle, viz., Ar. a cross flory engr. sa. betw. four Cornish choughs ppr. beaked and legged gu.
10) (Bodrean and Blodwell, co. Carnarvon). Sa. a chev. betw. three fleurs-de-lis ar.
11) (Dudleston, co. Salop). Ar. a lion ramp sa. Crest—A boar’s head gu. couped or.
12) Gu. on a bend ar. three martlets sa. Crest—A unicorn’s head erased ar. maned, horned, and crined ppr.
13) (Garth, co. Montgomery; descended from Reinallt, third son of Sir Griffith Vychan, Lord of Byngedroyn, Treflydan, Garth, and Caer Fawr. Dorothy Wynn, only dau. and heiress of Brochivell Wynn, Esq., of Garth, m. Richard Herbert Mytton, Esq., of Pontyscouryd, and conveyed to him the lands of Wynn of Garth). Sa. three nags’ heads erased ar.

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