Early Origins of the Vinor family
The surname Vinor was first found in Gloucestershire
where they held a family seat
from early times before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Vinor family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vinor 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 Vinor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Vinor Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Vinor family name include Vyner, Viner and others.
Early Notables of the Vinor 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 Vinor Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Vinor family to Ireland
Some of the Vinor 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 Vinor family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Vinor surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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..