Veyn is a name that first reached England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Veyn family lived in Gloucestershire
. Their name refers to the original bearer would have lived near a vineyard.
Early Origins of the Veyn family
The surname Veyn 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 Veyn family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Veyn 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 Veyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Veyn Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Veyn are characterized by many spelling variations
. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Veyn include Vine, Vines, Vinn, Veyn, Vein and others.
Early Notables of the Veyn 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... Another 99 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Veyn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Veyn family to Ireland
Some of the Veyn 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 Veyn family to the New World and Oceana
Faced with the chaos present in England
at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia
in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Veyn, 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).
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- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.