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Some members of these Germanic tribes stayed on the continent, while others emigrated to Britain.Bavaria and neighboring Austria may represent a different or earlier genetic stock, being a prehistoric Celtic homeland.The 1906 book "Origin of the Anglo-Saxon race; a study of the settlement of England and the tribal origin of the Old English people" makes an interesting case that our name was the word used in early England for people of Vandal or Wendish descent, a number of whom were forcibly settled in Britain in Roman times."By the Northern nations, including the Northern Goths, the Vandals were called Vindr or Vinthr, whence probably our tribal or personal name Winthr or Winter." There is an entirely different theory about our surname’s origin in a Welsh context, in which one of our family founders was named Walter or William de Lacy.
Surnames became commonly used in England in the period immediately after the Norman invasion of 1066, and somewhat later in Germany.
High-resolution DNA testing can sometimes tell a uniquely English pattern from a continental one.
Members of England-based Winter families first came to America in the 1630s -- settling in what are now Maine and Massachusetts -- with much known additional migration from Britain in the centuries before anyone kept official track of where migrants came from.
It appears that a number of unrelated families adopted Winter as their surname, mostly between about 11 AD.
It is speculated that some of our family founders were engaged in an occupation with a particularly strong link to the winter season, the specifics of which have been lost in the mists of time.Despite being a major historical occupation, "Vintner" itself is unknown as an English surname.