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About us

Winn Surname Project welcomes members with the surnames Winn, Wine, Winne, Winer, Winner, Winnie, Winning, Wyne, Wynn, Wynne, Wynns, Gwynn, Gwynn, Gwynne, Gwin, Gwinn, Guin, Guinn, Guynn, Guynes, Goin, Goins, Goines, Gowen, or other variation of spelling, for Y-DNA, mtDNA, and Family Finder DNA testing. We do not limit participants. We accept members who join on Y-DNA, mtDNA, or autosomal DNA tests.

Winn, Wynn, and Wynne are common spelling variations of the Welsh-origin surname, Wynn. Wynn emerged as a surname in northern Wales and Shropshire during the 1500s, with a few earlier instances of use. Another variant, Gwynn, is generally more common to southern Wales. Gwynn Spelling variations include Guin, Guinn, Gwin, Gwinn, and Gwynne. 

Winn, Wynn, Wynne and other spelling variations are most commonly found in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, United States of America, Canada, and Australia. Surname spellings may change through many generations of usage, with different branches of a family adopting various spellings of the original surname. 

For all members who join Winn Surname Project, we ask that you please upload a family tree to your individual member page to help us place you in a known or predicted lineage group. If you have a Winn (or other spelling variation) in your lineage from any country, worldwide, we will try to place you in a corresponding group of Winns, with whom you belong according to your results and matches. Your uploaded family tree will help expedite this process.

FTDNA posts Y-DNA test results to the Y-DNA Results Classic Chart and the Y-DNA Results Colorized Chart. 

Information about Winn/Wynn Groups in this project may be found in the "News" link on this website. Please contact Group Administrator, Stephanie Miller, for additional information at