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Vincent is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Vincent family lived in Leicestershire. Their name, however, is a reference to St. Vincent-de-Cramenil, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Vincent Early Origins



The surname Vincent was first found in Leicestershire where they held a family seat from early times at Swinford. They were originally from St. Vincent-de-Cramenil in Le Havre in Normandy. "The family of Vincent descend from Miles Vincent, owner of the lands at Swinford in the county of Leicester, in the tenth of Edward II." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Today, Swinford is a village and civil parish in the Harborough district

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Vincent Spelling Variations


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Vincent 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 Vincent 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 Vincent include Vincent, Vinsant, Vinsen, Vincer and others.

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Vincent Early History


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Vincent Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vincent research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1591, 1646, 1639, 1697, 1662 and 1761 are included under the topic Early Vincent History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vincent Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vincent Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vincent Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vincent In Ireland


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Vincent In Ireland



Some of the Vincent family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 63 words (4 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



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 and Ireland 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 Vincent, or a variant listed above:

Vincent Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Sarah Allerton Vincent, who landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620
  • William Vincent settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Adrian Vincent settled in New England in 1633
  • Adrian Vincent settled in Massachusetts in 1633-1634
  • Adrian Vincent, who arrived in America in 1633
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Vincent Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francis Vincent, aged 56, landed in New York in 1719
  • John Vincent settled in Maryland in 1726
  • Louis Vincent, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Madeleine Vincent, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Francoise Vincent, who landed in South Carolina in 1756
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Vincent Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Vincent settled in New York in 1820
  • Vicente Vincent, aged 50, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1830
  • Charles Vincent settled in New York in 1832
  • Joseas Vincent, who arrived in New York in 1834
  • Ovid Vincent, who landed in New York in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Vincent Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jean-Antoine Vincent, who arrived in Canada in 1632-1760
  • Michel Vincent, aged 20, landed in Quebec in 1656

Vincent Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Giles Vincent was a planter of Connaigre, Newfoundland in 1710 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • John Vincent settled in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, in 1739 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Mr. Charles Vincent U.E. born in Dutchess County, New York, USA who settled in Kennebecasis Island, Kings County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Ensign. Elijah Vincent U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Vincent Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Jonathan Vincent, who landed in Canada in 1830
  • Gershom Vincent, who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • William Vincent, who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • William Vincent, aged 45, a husbandman, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Bolivar" from Plymouth, England
  • Mary Vincent, aged 38, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Bolivar" from Plymouth, England
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Vincent Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Anne Vincent, aged 16, a domestic servant, arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Africaine" in 1836 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AFRICAINE 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Africaine.htm
  • John Vincent arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1848
  • Nicholas Vincent arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Poictiers" in 1848
  • William Vincent arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Santipore" in 1848
  • Stephen Vincent arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Vincent Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Edward Vincent landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841
  • William Edward Vincent, aged 17, a printer, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • Charles Vincent, aged 27, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • Sarah Vincent, aged 26, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • Richard Vincent, aged 1, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vincent (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vincent (post 1700)



  • Vinnie Vincent (b. 1952), born Vincent John Cusano, American guitarist and songwriter, former member in the band Kiss
  • Jan-Michael Vincent (b. 1944), retired American actor, best known for his role as Stringfellow Hawke on the 1980s U.S. television series Airwolf (1984–1986)
  • Brigadier General Clinton D. Vincent (1914-1955), American flying ace
  • Edward Vincent (b. 1934), American state Senator
  • Cerina Vincent (b. 1979), American film actress and model
  • Francis Thomas Vincent Jr. (b. 1938), American businessman, national baseball commissioner (1989-1992)
  • Charles Edward Howard Vincent (1849-1908), English politician
  • Yves Vincent (1921-2016), French film and television actor, active in the 1950s and 1960s
  • Rémy Vincent, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Luc Antoine Vincent, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Vincent Historic Events


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Vincent Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. John Vincent (1858-1914), English Second Class Passenger from Faircross, England, United Kingdom who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mrs. Clara Vincent (1857-1914), née Searson English Second Class Passenger from Faircross, England, United Kingdom who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Leonard Andrew  Vincent, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Vincent


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Suggested Readings for the name Vincent



  • The Vincent Family: Descendants of Adrian Vincent by Anna M. Vincent.
  • The Vincent Family Genealogy by Clyde W. and Ida C. Vincent.
  • Vincent Family Records by Sheridan Eugene Vincent.

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Vincenti dabitur
Motto Translation: It shall be given to the conqueror.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AFRICAINE 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Africaine.htm

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  11. ...

The Vincent Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vincent 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.

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