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Vinson is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest brought to England in 1066. The Vinson family lived in Leicestershire. Their name, however, is a reference to St. Vincent-de-Cramenil, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Vinson Early Origins



The surname Vinson was first found in Leicestershire where they held a family seat from early times at Swinford. They were originally from St. Vincent-de-Cramenil in Le Havre in Normandy. "The family of Vincent descend from Miles Vincent, owner of the lands at Swinford in the county of Leicester, in the tenth of Edward II." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Today, Swinford is a village and civil parish in the Harborough district

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Vinson Spelling Variations


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Vinson Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Vinson are characterized by many spelling variations. 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. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Vinson include Vincent, Vinsant, Vinsen, Vincer and others.

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Vinson Early History


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Vinson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vinson research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1591, 1646, 1639, 1697, 1662 and 1761 are included under the topic Early Vinson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vinson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vinson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vinson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vinson In Ireland


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Vinson In Ireland



Some of the Vinson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 63 words (4 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



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Vinson, or a variant listed above:

Vinson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Vinson, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Tho Vinson, aged 18, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Vinson, who arrived in Virginia in 1637 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Phillip Vinson, who landed in Virginia in 1652 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Phillip Vinson, who settled in Virginia in 1652
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Vinson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Vinson, who arrived in America in 1764 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Vinson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Vinson, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Vinson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Vinson, aged 19, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vinson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vinson (post 1700)



  • Carl Vinson (1883-1981), 40th Dean of the United States House of Representatives, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, eponym of the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) and Vinson Massif, Antarctica
  • Fred Vinson (b. 1977), former American NFL football cornerback who played from 1999 to 2004
  • Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (1917-1988), American jump blues, jazz, bebop and R&B alto saxophonist
  • William A. Vinson, American lawyer and businessman, co-founder of Vinson & Elkins LLP, now an international law firm headquartered in Downtown Houston, Texas in 1917
  • Jackey Vinson (b. 1976), American actor, known for Breaking the Rules (1992), The Wizard (1989) and Grand (1990)
  • Helen Vinson (1907-1999), American film actress, known for her work in I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932), The Thin Man Goes Home (1945) and The Wedding Night (1935); she has a Star on the Walk of Fame
  • Clarence Adam Vinson (b. 1978), American bronze medalist boxer at the 2000 Summer Olympics
  • Gary Vinson (1936-1984), American television actor from the 1960s
  • Walter Vinson (1901-1975), American Memphis blues guitarist, singer and songwriter
  • Frederick Moore Vinson (1890-1953), American politician who served all three branches of government, member of the United States House of Representatives, Secretary of Treasury, and 13th Chief Justice of the United States
  • ... (Another 22 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Vinson Historic Events


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Vinson Historic Events




Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. Wayne Vinson (b. 1964), American Private 1st Class from Chesapeake, Virginia, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Vincenti dabitur
Motto Translation: It shall be given to the conqueror.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Vinson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vinson 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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