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The surname Vane is derived from the Middle English words "fein," "fayn," or " fane," which all mean "glad." The name was a nickname for a happy or good-natured person. The name could also have been a local name derived from the expression "at the van" or in other words near the "threshing-floor" derived from the word "van" which was a threshing instrument.

Vane Early Origins



The surname Vane was first found in Monmouthshire (Welsh: Sir Fynwy), where the ancestors of the earls of Westmorland, "wrote their name Vane, and descended from Howel ap Vane, living there before the time of William the Conqueror" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
living about the year 1060. Another reference states: "The Fanes or Vanes are said to have originated from Wales; in the reign of Henry VI, they were seated at Hilden in Tunbridge, in Kent, by marriage with the Peshalls." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

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Vane Spelling Variations


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Vane Spelling Variations



There are relatively few surnames native to Wales, but they have an inordinately large number of spelling variations. Early variations of Welsh surnames can be explained by the fact that very few people in the early Middle Ages were literate. Priests and the few other literate people were responsible for recording names in official documents. And because most people could not specific how to properly record their names it was up to the individual recorder of that time to determine how a spoken name should be recorded. Variations due to the imprecise or improper recording of a name continued later in history when names originally composed in the Brythonic Celtic, language of Wales, known by natives as Cymraeg, were transliterated into English. Welsh names that were documented in English often changed dramatically since the native language of Wales, which was highly inflected, did not copy well. Occasionally, however, spelling variations were carried out according to an individual's specific design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by minor variations. The spelling variations of the name Vane have included Fane, Ap Fane, Fain, Vane, Vain, Veynes, Vanes and others.

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Vane Early History


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Vane Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vane research. Another 254 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1625, 1626, 1580, 1629, 1602, 1666, 1639, 1681, 1589, 1655, 1613, 1662, 1653, 1723, 1616, 1663, 1689, 1715, 1715, 1645, 1693, 1682, 1734, 1708, 1710, 1727, 1734, 1734, 1680, 1721 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Vane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vane Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vane Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was Francis Fane (1580-1629), 1st Earl of Westmorland (second creation); Mildmay Fane, 2nd Earl of Westmorland (1602-1666), an English nobleman, politician, and writer; Lady Mary Fane (1639-1681) was the daughter of Mildmay Fane, 2nd Earl of Westmorland; Sir Henry Vane the Elder...

Another 145 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vane Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vane In Ireland


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Vane In Ireland



Some of the Vane family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 134 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many Welsh families joined their Scottish and Irish neighbors during the late 1800s and early 1900s in seeking refuge in North Ameri ca. Like the Irish and Scottish, many Welsh anxiously awaited the work, freedom, and opportunities that they believed lay in North America. Those who did journey over to the United States and what became known as Canada often realized those dreams, but only through much toil and perseverance. Whenever and however these Welsh immigrants arrived in North America, they were instrumental in the creation of the industry, commerce, and cultural heritage within those two developing nations. In the immigration and passenger lists a number of early immigrants bearing the name Vane were found:

Vane Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Sir Henry Vane (1613-1662) arrived in Boston in 1635, was the governor of Massachusetts in 1636 and returned to England in 1637, where he became a Member of Parliament
  • Henry Vane, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635

Vane Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Vane, who landed in Virginia in 1711

Vane Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Vane, aged 29, landed in New York in 1812
  • Moses Vane, aged 35, arrived in New York in 1812
  • David Vane, aged 65, landed in New York in 1812

Vane Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • R L Vane landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Essex

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vane (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vane (post 1700)



  • Z. A. Vane, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1940
  • Ridgely Vane, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1960
  • Norman Thaddeus Vane (1928-2015), American screenwriter, producer, playwright and film director, known for his work on Lola (1970), Shadow of the Hawk (1976) and Frightmare (1983)
  • Henry de Vere Vane FSA, JP, Hon. DCL (1854-1918), 9th Baron Barnard, a British peer and Senior Freemason
  • Christopher William Vane CMG, OBE, MC, TD (1888-1964), 10th Baron Barnard, a British peer and military officer, son of Henry de Vere Vane, 9th Baron Barnard
  • Henry John Neville Vane TD, JP, DL (b. 1923), 11th Baron Barnard, a British peer, Lord Lieutenant of Durham (1970-1988), son of Christopher Vane, 10th Baron Barnard
  • Mark Sutton Vane, English multiple award winning architectural lighting designer
  • Sir Francis Patrick Fletcher- Vane (1861-1934), 5th Baronet Irish-born, aide of Lord Baden-Powell's and a Scout Commissioner of London, founder of the Order of World Scouts
  • Christopher Vane (1653-1723), 1st Baron Barnard, an English peer
  • Charles Stewart Henry Vane -Tempest-Stewart (1878-1949), 7th Marquess of Londonderry, British peer, First Commissioner of Works (1928-1929), Secretary of State for Air (1931-1935), Leader of the House of Lords in 1935
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Ne vile fano
Motto Translation: Bring nothing base to the template.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

Other References

  1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-005-8).
  3. Thirsk, Joan ed. Et. Al. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  9. Rowlands, John, John Rowlands and Sheila Rowlands. Welsh Family History: A Guide to Research. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1999. Print. (ISBN 080631620).
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  11. ...

The Vane Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vane Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 1 September 2016 at 15:54.

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