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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

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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

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Ireland Migration of the Vaun family to Ireland

Some of the Vaun family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Vaun migration to the United States +

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

Canada Vaun migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vaun Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Robert Vaun, who settled in Ontario in 1861

Australia Vaun migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Vaun Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Richard Vaun, English convict who was convicted in Lancashire, England for 10 years, transported aboard the "Barossa" on 27th August 1841, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) 1

Contemporary Notables of the name Vaun (post 1700) +

  • Vaun Wilmott, American writer, known for Dominion (2014), Sons of Anarchy (2008) and Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990)

  1. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 24th September 2020). Retrieved from on Facebook