Origins Available: English
Early Origins of the Vaun family
The surname Vaun was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 12th century when they held estates at Plymouth. They are believed to have been originally from Saxby Saphy in Worcestershire
about 1000 A.D.
Early History of the Vaun family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vaun research.Another 271 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1538, 1142, 1149, 1162, 1455, 1487, 1610 and 1673 are included under the topic Early Vaun History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Vaun Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Vaun has undergone many spelling variations
, including Fowns, Fownes, Vownes, Faun, Faunce, Vaunce, Vaun, Fones, Foynes, Voynes, Phones, Phowns and many more.
Early Notables of the Vaun family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Vaun family to Ireland
Some of the Vaun family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 127 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Vaun family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Vaun were among those contributors:
Vaun Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Roger Vaun, who settled in New York in 1839
Vaun Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Robert Vaun, who settled in Ontario in 1861