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The history of the Vines family name begins after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Gloucestershire. Their name refers to the original bearer would have lived near a vineyard.
The surname Vines was first found in Gloucestershire, where they held a family seat from early times.
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Vine, Vines, Vinn, Veyn, Vein and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vines research. Another 263 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1129, 1509, 1600, 1655, 1644, 1650 and 1622 are included under the topic Early Vines History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vines Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the Vines 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.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Vines or a variant listed above were:
Vines Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Vines Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Vines Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
The Vines Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vines 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.
This page was last modified on 20 May 2016 at 12:30.