Show ContentsVeine History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Veine is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Veine family lived in Gloucestershire. Their name refers to the original bearer would have lived near a vineyard.

Early Origins of the Veine family

The surname Veine 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. " [1]

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 Veine family

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Veine Spelling Variations

Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Vine, Vines, Vinn, Veyn, Vein and others.

Early Notables of the Veine 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...
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Ireland Migration of the Veine family to Ireland

Some of the Veine 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 and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Veine family

Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Veine or a variant listed above: 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).

  1. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print. on Facebook