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Viney Family History

Viney Name Meaning

English (Hampshire and Wiltshire):: from one or more of the minor places called with Middle English fin-hawe ‘wood-heap enclosure’ (Old English fīn-haga) such as Viney's Wood in Crundale (Kent) Vinehall in Mountfield (Sussex) and the lost Vinals Farm in Cuckfield (also Sussex). Pronunciation of initial f- as /v/ was common in medieval Surrey Sussex and Kent. from Venhay in Rose Ash (Devon) named from Old English fenn ‘marsh’ + (ge)hæg ‘enclosure’. Pronunciation of initial f- as /v/ is typical of Devon dialect.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Vine, Disney, Ivey, Viner, Vint, Wiley, Sidney, Vines, Ailey, Vinet

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Where is the Viney family from?

You can see how Viney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Viney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Viney families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 21 Viney families living in Ontario. This was about 40% of all the recorded Viney's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Viney families in 1911.
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What did your Viney ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Viney. 87% of Viney men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Viney women worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Viney. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Viney. For the veterans among your Viney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Viney lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Viney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Viney in 1953 was 53, and 79 in 2004.

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