The name Vein reached England
in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Vein family lived in Gloucestershire
. Their name refers to the original bearer would have lived near a vineyard.
Early Origins of the Vein family
The surname Vein was first found in Gloucestershire
, but was a "name common to many places in the South of England
. In Norman times, the culture of the vine was a considerable branch of industry, and many great houses, especially monasteries, had their vineyards. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 had only one listing for the family and that was found in Oxfordshire where Matilda la de la Vine was listed there at that time.
Early History of the Vein family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vein research.Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1129, 1509, 1585, 1651, 1609, 1615, 1635, 1642, 1643, 1644, 1643, 1644, 1645, 1600, 1655, 1644, 1650 and 1622 are included under the topic Early Vein History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Vein Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Vein family name include Vine, Vines, Vinn, Veyn, Vein and others.
Early Notables of the Vein family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Richard Vines (1585-1651), English colonist, born near Bideford, Devonshire who emigrated to Maine, America in 1609, but later returned to England. He returned to New England
, settling at Winter Harbour near Saco River, Massachusetts, about 1615. "He was principal superintendent of Saco before 1635, in which year Gorges appointed him councillor of 'New Somersetshire.' He explored the White Mountains in August 1642. In 1643 or 1644 he... Another 75 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vein Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Vein family to Ireland
Some of the Vein family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
is included in all our PDF Extended History products
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Migration of the Vein family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Vein family to immigrate North America: Thomas Vine settled in Barbados in 1663; Michael and Susannah Vine settled in Maryland in 1720; T. Vine arrived in New Orleans in 1823; Robert Vyne settled in Nevis in 1663 (he sailed from Bristol).
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- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.