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Vinal Name Study

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Date: 2 Sep 2018
Location: Mainemap
Surnames/tags: Vinal Vinall Vynehall
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The surname Vinal is an old Sussex name, from a physical place called "The Vyne Hall" near Lewes. During this time vines were grown throughout South England and as far North as Leicester. A family called Vynehall owned an estate from the 14th Century and in 1657 obtained a Grant of Arms depicting a black field and a gold chief charged with three wild lions [[1]]

The Vinal surname is the 377,828th most common name in the world; most prevalent in the U.S. and most dense in Spain [[2]]

Some "Vinal's" inhabited Maine and thus established "Vinalhaven, Maine"; the following link is "A Brief Historical Sketch of the town of Vinalhaven..." [[3]]

Vinalhaven, Maine today: https://www.townofvinalhaven.org/

Some Vinal's lived in Waldo and Knox Counties; Waldo County was erected July 3, 1827 and was taken from parts of Hancock, Lincoln and Kennebec Counties.

The town of Vinalhaven was added from Hancock County March 15, 1838.

Vinalhaven was set off to Knox County on April 1, 1860 [[4]] [[5]].


This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about one surname and the variants of that name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect.

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On 13 Sep 2018 at 00:22 GMT Carol (Farwell) Kelly wrote:

My first Vinal family member is Margaret Farmer Vinal, born in 1835 in Somerville, Massachusetts and died in 1909 in Brookline, Massachusetts. She married William Lothrop Burt and they were my 2nd Great Grandparents. From there, I go back to 9 more generations of Vinals.