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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
Another 63 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vines Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
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
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
- Richard Vines, who landed in New England in 1615
- Samuel Vines, who arrived in Maryland in 1665
- Abram Vines, who arrived in Virginia in 1665
- Elizabeth Vines, who landed in Maryland in 1670
- William Vines, who landed in Maryland in 1679
Vines Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Samuel Vines, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1892
- Thos. Vines, aged 20, who settled in America from Londonderry, Ireland in 1892
Vines Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- W. G. Vines, aged 31, who landed in America from Birmingham, in 1904
- Enid Unice Liddan Vines, aged 20, who landed in America from St. Austell, England, in 1908
- Edith Vines, aged 22, who settled in America from Hertford, England, in 1909
- George Vines, aged 21, who settled in America from Portsmouth, England, in 1910
- Hilda Vines, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States from England, in 1912
- Scottie Vines (b. 1979), American football player
- Robert Earl "Bob" Vines (1897-1982), American professional baseball pitcher
- Lee Vines (1919-2011), Canadian-born, American television announcer and actor
- Harry Doyle Vines (1938-2006), American prominent member of the wheelchair basketball community
- Charles Jerry Vines (b. 1937), American preacher
- Dexter Vines, American comic book artist and inker
- Mark Vines (b. 1957), American former tennis player
- Henry Ellsworth Vines Jr. (1911-1994), American tennis champion
- Matthew Vines, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 2008
- James Vines, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1960
- Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
- Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
- Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
- Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
- Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
- Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
- Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
- Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
- Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
- Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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.
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