Vian History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Vian family
The surname Vian was first found in Belgium and Luxemburg, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Luxemburg, a Grand Duchy of Erope and a province of Belgium. The House of Luxemburg is descended from Count Conrad who died 1086. Towns of the area inclue Viesalm, Herbeumont, Bertrix, Marche and Bastogne. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.
Early History of the Vian family
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Vian Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Vianden, Vianen, Viani, Vanden, Vandelin, Vandin, Vanden, Vyanden, Vienden and many more.
Early Notables of the Vian family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Vian family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Heinrich Vianden, who came to Wisconsin in 1849; George Viander, who came to Philadelphia in 1819; and many others who came in the great migration from Europe to the New World..
Contemporary Notables of the name Vian (post 1700)
- Sir Philip Vian (1894-1968), English naval commander
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