The name Vinche comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It was a name for a person who was referred to as a finch deriving from the small songbird's name. The surname may have also an occupational
origin, denoting someone who caught and sold finches.
Early Origins of the Vinche family
The surname Vinche was first found in Hertfordshire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Vinche family
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Vinche Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Vinche has undergone many spelling variations
, including Finch, Vinch, Vynch, Fynch, Vince, Vynche and others.
Early Notables of the Vinche family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include John Finch, 1st Baron
Finch (1584-1660), an English judge and politician, Speaker of the House of Commons; Sir Moyle Finch (1614-?), 1st Earl of Winchilsea; his son Thomas Finch (d. 1639), 2nd Earl of Winchilsea; Sir Heneage Finch (c.1627-1689), 3rd Earl of Winchilsea... Another 86 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vinche Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Vinche family to Ireland
Some of the Vinche family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Vinche family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Vinche were among those contributors: Abraham Finch who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1630 with his three sons; Benjamin Finch settled in Barbados in 1678 with his wife and his daughter.
The Vinche 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: Nil conscire sibi
Motto Translation: To have a conscience free from guilt.