Vynner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Vynner family
The surname Vynner was first found in Gloucestershire where they held a family seat from early times before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Vynner family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vynner research. Another 80 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1653, 1675, 1558, 1665, 1653, 1654, 1666, 1631, 1688, 1674, 1659, 1678 and 1756 are included under the topic Early Vynner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Vynner Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Vynner have been found, including Vyner, Viner and others.
Early Notables of the Vynner 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; and his nephew Sir Robert Viner (1631-1688), Lord Mayor of London in 1674, High Sheriff of Norfolk in 1659 and eponym...
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Migration of the Vynner family to Ireland
Some of the Vynner 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.
Migration of the Vynner family
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Vynner, 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..