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Early Origins of the Vynewey family

The surname Vynewey was first found in Hampshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Vynewey family

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Vynewey 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 Vynewey family name include Vincombe, Vinicombe, Vinnicombe, Vinncombe and others.

Early Notables of the Vynewey family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Vynewey family to the New World and Oceana

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, 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 Vynewey surname or a spelling variation of the name include : William Vinicomb settled in St. John's Newfoundland in 1753; Mrs. Jean Vinicombe rented a meadow near Maggoty Cove, Newfoundland, in 1796; Richard Vinecum was in Maggoty Cove, Newfoundland, in 1813.

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