Show ContentsVyne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Vyne arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Vyne family lived in Gloucestershire. Their name refers to the original bearer would have lived near a vineyard.

Early Origins of the Vyne family

The surname Vyne was first found in Gloucestershire, but was a "name common to many places in the South of England. In Norman times, the culture of the vine was a considerable branch of industry, and many great houses, especially monasteries, had their vineyards. " [1]

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 had only one listing for the family and that was found in Oxfordshire where Matilda la de la Vine was listed there at that time.

Early History of the Vyne family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vyne research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1129, 1509, 1585, 1651, 1609, 1615, 1635, 1642, 1643, 1644, 1643, 1644, 1645, 1600, 1655, 1644, 1650 and 1622 are included under the topic Early Vyne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Vyne Spelling Variations

A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Vine, Vines, Vinn, Veyn, Vein and others.

Early Notables of the Vyne family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Richard Vines (1585-1651), English colonist, born near Bideford, Devonshire who emigrated to Maine, America in 1609, but later returned to England. He returned to New England, settling at Winter Harbour near Saco River, Massachusetts, about 1615. "He was principal superintendent of Saco before 1635, in which year Gorges appointed him councillor of 'New Somersetshire.' He explored the White Mountains in August 1642. In 1643 or 1644 he...
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Ireland Migration of the Vyne family to Ireland

Some of the Vyne family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Vyne migration to the United States +

Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Vyne or a variant listed above:

Vyne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Robert Vyne, who settled in Nevis in 1663 (he sailed from Bristol)

  1. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print. on Facebook