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The name Vial was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is a name for a calf-heard which was in turn derived from the Old French word veel, meaning calf.

Vial Early Origins



The surname Vial was first found in Gloucestershire where two knights by the name De Vile were honored in the Honour Roll of Battle Abbey in 1066 and were granted lands in that shire.

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Vial Spelling Variations


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Vial Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Vial include Veale, Veal, Viall, Vile, Viell and others.

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Vial Early History


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Vial Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vial research. Another 188 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vial History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vial Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vial Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Vial Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vial In Ireland


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Vial In Ireland



Some of the Vial family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 120 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Vials to arrive on North American shores:

Vial Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Isaac Vial, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738

Vial Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Juan Vial, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1851
  • Narciso Vial, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860

Vial Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Vial, aged 28, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Gilmore"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vial (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vial (post 1700)



  • Leon C. Vial, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1912, 1916, 1920, 1924
  • John C. Vial, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Ashland, Virginia, 1910-14
  • Alexander Vial, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Nice, 1884
  • Charles Guillaume Vial d'Alais, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Jacques Laurent Louis Augustin Vial, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Honoré Vial, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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    The Vial Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vial Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 11 November 2015 at 10:28.

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