Early Origins of the Vinner family
The surname Vinner was first found in Gloucestershire
where they held a family seat
from early times before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Vinner family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vinner research.Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1653, 1675, 1558, 1665, 1653, 1654, 1666, 1631, 1688, 1674 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Vinner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Vinner 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 Vinner 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. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Vinner include: Vyner, Viner and others.
Early Notables of the Vinner family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir Thomas Viner (1558-1665), an English goldsmith, who was Lord Mayor of London from 1653 to 1654, and created a Baronet
in 1666... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vinner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Vinner family to Ireland
Some of the Vinner family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Vinner family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. 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 Vinner or a variant listed above: John Viner, who settled in Virginia in 1663; Thomas Viner settled in New England
in 1672; Anthony Viner settled in Antigua in 1678; Jane Viner settled in Maryland in 1735..