Winship is a family name with a history dating back to the middle ages in the UK. Winship was originally from British origins. Records dating back to 1317 suggest there was a contingency of Winship's in the county of Hampshire. During the time of the British Empire the name spread with the colonies to areas of America, Asia, India and Australia.
Winship is the 641st most popular surname in Great Britain. The 1911 census carried out by H.M. Treasury for the United Kingdom and Ireland shows the greatest number of Winship's in the county of Wiltshire. It is written that an early 19th century Winship could out drink a Camel. Never too far from controversy 2 brothers Michael Winship and Barry Winship were sent to jail in 1875 for pinching a race horse. 32