Winston

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Etymology[edit]

Originally only a place name, then also a family name, later also a given name in the Churchill family. Likely from Old English wine (friend) +‎ stān (stone), or from wines (friend's) +‎ tun (town).[1]

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Proper noun[edit]

Winston

  1. A village in County Durham.
  2. A male given name derived from the place name.
  3. A surname​.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “Winston” in: J. van der Schaar, “Woordenboek van voornamen”, 8. druk, Utrecht 1994, Prisma Woordenboeken, Uitgeverij Het Spectrum, →ISBN

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