The name Vanse was carried to England
in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Vanse family lived in East Lothian
. Their name, however, is a reference to Vaux or Vallibus, Normandy
, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Vanse family
The surname Vanse was first found in East Lothian
, where they were directly descended from the great baronial family of De Vaux, or De Vallibus, and still had a castle of this name in Normandy
until the year 1080. They possessed Dalston and Gilliesland in Cumberland
, and the barony of Dirletoun in East Lothian.
Early History of the Vanse family
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Vanse Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Vanse family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Vanse family to Ireland
Some of the Vanse family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Vanse family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Vanse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Thomas Vanse, who arrived in Mississippi in 1798 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Vanse (post 1700)
- Douglas B. Vanse, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Wyoming, Michigan, 1995 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html