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From Old English Windlesōra (Windsor, literally bank with a windlass, winch by the riverside), from *windel ("reel, winch"; > Middle English windel (reel, spool)) + ōra (bank, shore).[1] See windlass.


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  1. Windsor, Berkshire, a market town in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Berkshire, England, famous for Windsor Castle.
  2. Other places in England, besides the famous Windsor in Berkshire:
    1. A hamlet in Polperro parish, Cornwall (OS grid ref SX1851).
    2. A neighbourhood of Crowle, North Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire (OS grid ref SE7612).
  3. Several places in Australia:
    1. A town in New South Wales, Australia.
    2. An inner suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
    3. A locality in South Australia.
    4. An inner suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
  4. Several places in Canada:
    1. A former town on the island of Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, now part of the town of Grand Falls-Windsor.
    2. A town in Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canada.
    3. Windsor, Ontario, a city in Essex County, Ontario, Canada, famous for its auto industry.
    4. A town in Le Val-Saint-François Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada.
  5. A township in North Otago district, Otago, New Zealand.
  6. A suburb of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  7. Several places in the United States:
    1. A town in Sonoma County, California, United States.
    2. A home rule municipality of Larimer County and Weld County, Colorado, United States.
    3. A large town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States.
    4. A town, the county seat of Bertie County, North Carolina, United States.
    5. An unincorporated community in Alachua County, Florida, United States.
    6. A gated community and census-designated place on Orchard Island, Indian River County, Florida, United States.
    7. An unincorporated community in Walton County, Georgia, United States.
    8. A village in Rivoli Township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States, also known as New Windsor.
    9. A small city in Shelby County, Illinois, United States.
    10. An unincorporated community in Stoney Creek Township, Randolph County, Indiana, United States.
    11. An unincorporated community in Casey County, Kentucky, United States.
    12. A town in Kennebec County, Maine, United States.
    13. A small town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States.
    14. A city in Henry County and Pettis County, Missouri, United States.
    15. A small town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States.
    16. A small unincorporated community in Robbinsville Township, Mercer County, New Jersey, United States.
    17. A town and village in Broome County, New York, United States.
    18. A town in Bertie County, North Carolina, United States.
    19. An unincorporated community in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States.
    20. A borough of York County, Pennsylvania, United States.
    21. A small town in Aiken County, South Carolina, United States.
    22. A town in Windsor County, Vermont, United States.
    23. A town in the Isle of Wight County, Virginia, United States.
    24. A village and former town in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States.
  8. A habitational surname, from Old English from the town in Berkshire.
  9. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  10. The Royal House of Windsor — from the traditional seat at Windsor Castle.

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  1. ^ South S.R., The Book of Windsor, Barracuda Books, 1977