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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • French : occupational name for a wine grower, from a diminutive of vin, a noun derivative of Old French viner ‘to make wine’.
  • A Vinet from the Saintonge region of France is documented in Montreal in 1666, with the secondary surname Larente. Other known secondary surnames include <xref>Laliberte</xref>, Préville, and Souligny.

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