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The French name Vincent first arose during the Medieval period in the Languedoc region. It is derived from when the family having lived in the Languedoc area of France. However, the name Vincent could also be derived from the Old French personal name Vincent, meaning victor or conqueror.

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The surname Vincent was first found in Languedoc, where this distinguished family held a family seat since ancient times.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Vincens, Vincense, Vinzens, Vincent, Vincenes, Vincennes, De Vinzens, De Vincent, De Vincente and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vincent research. Another 314 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1667, 1700, and 1723 are included under the topic Early Vincent History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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
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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
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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
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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
  • John Vincent settled in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, in 1739
  • Mr. Charles Vincent U.E. born in Dutchess County, New York, USA who settled in Kennebecasis Island, Kings County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]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 [2]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
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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
  • 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
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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
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  • 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)
  • 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
  • Humbert Marie Vincent, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
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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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  • 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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Citations



  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ 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

Other References

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  2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  3. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
  4. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
  5. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. 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).
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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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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