The name Vin reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Vin family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Vin family lived in Gloucestershire
. Their name refers to the original bearer would have lived near a vineyard.
Early Origins of the Vin family
The surname Vin was first found in Gloucestershire
, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Vin family
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Vin Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations
. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Vine, Vines, Vinn, Veyn, Vein and others.
Early Notables of the Vin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Vin family to Ireland
Some of the Vin 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 Vin family to the New World and Oceana
Because of the political and religious discontent in England
, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Vin name or one of its variants:
Vin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- L Maria Vin, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Vin (post 1700)
- Vin Diesel (b. 1967), stage name of Mark Sinclair, an American actor, writer, director and producer, best known for his roles as Dominic Toretto in The Fast and the Furious film series and Richard B. Riddick in The Chronicles of Riddick trilogy
- Major-General Vin Vilhelm Svanström (1884-1964), Finnish Chief of Weapons Staff at General Headquarters (1942-1944) CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 5) Vin Svanström. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Svanstr%C3%B6m/V%C3%A4in%C3%B6_Vilhelm/Finland.html
- Major-General Vin Henrik Palojärvi (1894-1955), Finnish General Officer Commanding Kymi Military District (1945) CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 5) Vin Palojärvi. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Paloj%C3%A4rvi/V%C3%A4in%C3%B6_Henrik/Finland.html
- Major-General Vin Felix Lindén (1889-1987), Finnish Chief Medical Officer, Helsinki Civil Guard (1941-1943) CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 5) Vin Lindén. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Lind%C3%A9n/V%C3%A4in%C3%B6_Felix/Finland.html
- Vin Denson (b. 1935), British former professional racing cyclist