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The ancient history of the Vining name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in the settlement of Fyning in Rogate, in the county of Sussex. The surname Vining belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Vining Early Origins



The surname Vining 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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Vining Spelling Variations


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Vining Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Vining include Vining, Vineham, Viney, Vinny, Finning, Finnings and others.

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Vining Early History


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Vining Early History



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

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Vining Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vining Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Vining In Ireland


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Vining In Ireland



Some of the Vining 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Vining or a variant listed above:

Vining Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Vining settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630
  • Jonathon Vining settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Jon Vining, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Mathew Vining settled in Barbados in 1654

Vining Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Vining arrived in New York in 1822

Vining Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Vining possessed property at Torbay, Newfoundland, in 1794 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Vining Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Salmon Vining, who arrived in Canada in 1833
  • Jared Vining, who arrived in Canada in 1841

Vining Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Martin Vining, aged 20, a housemaid, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Prince Regent"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vining (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vining (post 1700)



  • Samuel J. Vining (1864-1914), American politician, Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives (1911-1913)
  • Charles Leroy Vining Jr., (1935-2003), American Democrat politician, Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1968 to 1972
  • Peggy Vining, American poet laureate of the American state of Arkansas
  • Keith Vining, American writer
  • Steve Vining, American drummer, producer and engineer, president of Savoy Label Group, he produced the Chipmunks' comeback album Chipmunk Punk and supplied the speaking voice of Simon and Theodore for that album
  • Ken Vining (b. 1974), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Chicago White Sox in the 2001 season
  • Elizabeth Janet Gray Vining (1902-1999), born Elizabeth Janet Gray, American professional librarian and author, tutor to Emperor Akihito of Japan
  • John Middleton "Jack" Vining (1758-1802), American lawyer and politician, U.S. Senator from Delaware (1793-1798), Continental Congressman from Delaware (1784-1786)
  • Robert L. Vining Jr. (b. 1931), United States federal judge
  • John Vining (1758-1802), American politician, Member of Delaware State Legislature; Delegate to Continental Congress from Delaware; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1789-93; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1793-98
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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)
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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The Vining Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vining 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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