When Philip Vincent was born on 2 December 1759, in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Isaac Vincent, was 32 and his mother, Hannah Pope, was 27. He married Eunice West on 19 November 1780, in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 23 October 1813, in East Montpelier, Washington, Vermont, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Tinkham Cemetery, East Montpelier, Washington, Vermont, United States.
English, French, West Indian (mainly Haiti), and Spanish: from the personal name Vincent, Latin Vincentius, a derivative of vincens, genitive vincentis, present participle of vincere ‘to conquer’. The name was borne by a 3rd-century Spanish martyr widely venerated in the Middle Ages and by a 5th-century monk and writer of Lérins, as well as various other early Christian saints.
Irish: the English surname (see 1 above) has been established in the south of Ireland since the 17th century, and has also been adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Mac Dhuibhinse ‘son of the dark man of the island’.
History: The surname Vincent of French origin (see 1 above) is listed in the register of Huguenot ancestors recognized by the Huguenot Society of America and also in the similar register of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina.