Vivian Genealogies--Books by John Lambrick Vivian
John Lambrick Vivian (1830-1896)edited several books dealing with English Heraldry including information on the Vivian family of Cornwall.
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His best resources for ancient references to the Vivian's can be found in the following:
The Visitations of Cornwall, Comprising the Herald's Visitations of 1530, 1573 & 1620.W. Pollard & Co., Exeter: 1887672 p. Library of Congress Call No. Microfilm 70245CS
Pedigree of the Vivian Family of Cornwall.W. Pollard & Co., Exeter: 1887. 22p. Library of Congress Call No. CS439.V6
The Visitation of the County of Cornwall in the Year 1620. Publications of The Harleian Society, Vol. 9, London:1874. 344p. Call No. CS410.H3 v. 9
The Vivian family has noble roots going back to the times of William the Conquerer and is well documented from the 13th century.