When Watson H. Vinal was born on 29 January 1816, in Maine, United States, his father, John Vinal, was 28 and his mother, Susannah Carver, was 33. He married Hannah C Barton on 12 August 1837, in Vinalhaven, Knox, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Vinalhaven, Waldo, Maine, United States in 1850. He died on 14 May 1894, in Vinalhaven, Knox, Maine, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Vinalhaven, Knox, Maine, United States.
English (Kent and Sussex): habitational name from Vinnal's Farm in Pebmarsh (Essex), which apparently takes its name from a certain Roger Weyenild whose surname appears to be from an Old English female personal name Wynnhild (from wynn ‘joy’ + hild ‘battle’).
Galician and Spanish (Viñal): habitational name from any of the six places in Galicia (Spain) named Viñal, from a derivative of viña ‘vineyard’.