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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Viney surname lived in the settlement of Fyning in Rogate, in the county of Sussex. The surname Viney belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Viney Early Origins



The surname Viney was first found in Winchester where Robert Fininge is generally understood to be the oldest listing of the family as recorded there (1210-1211.)

A few years later, Thomas Finning was listed in Suffolk in 1228 and later, the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex listed Alan Fynyng in 1332. Ralph de Vynynge was listed to the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1327 and Robert Vinning was listed in Somerset in 1641. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


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Viney Spelling Variations


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Viney Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Viney are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Viney include: Vining, Vineham, Viney, Vinny, Finning, Finnings and others.

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Viney Early History


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Viney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Viney research. Another 271 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Viney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Viney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Viney Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Viney In Ireland


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Viney In Ireland



Some of the Viney family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 82 words (6 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Viney or a variant listed above:

Viney Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Viney, who arrived in Maryland in 1666

Viney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Viney, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1848

Viney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Viney, aged 27, a blacksmith, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Eliza"
  • Samuel Viney arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1849
  • George Viney arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eliza" in 1849
  • Elizabeth Viney, aged 37, a teacher, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Viney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Viney (post 1700)



  • W. M. Viney, American politician, Delegate to South Carolina State Constitutional Convention from Colleton County, 1868
  • Keith Viney (b. 1957), English soccer player
  • Todd Viney (b. 1966), Australian rules football player
  • Matt Viney (b. 1954), Australian politician
  • Doug Viney, New Zealand boxer and kickboxer
  • Allan Viney OAM (1919-2008), Australian politician

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Viney Historic Events


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Viney Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Albert E Viney (b. 1906), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Gosport, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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The Viney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Viney 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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