When William Winchell was born on 3 August 1770, in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Thomas Winchell Jr., was 43 and his mother, Mary Owen, was 37. He married Huldah Ellsworth in 1795, in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 8 February 1847, in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 76.
English: from Old English wencel ‘child’, perhaps used to distinguish a son from his father with the same personal name or perhaps a nickname for a person with a baby face or childlike manner.
Scottish: habitational name from the lands of Windshiel (formerly Winscheill) in Berwickshire.
Americanized form of Jewish Winschel .