Re: Vignerons Oregon 1882
The name "Vigneron" when anglicized would be translated as "Winegrower".
French Protestant movement from France to England in the 1400's-1500's. Vigneron name goes through a number of anglicized variations in England including Vigneau, Vigno, Wingneau, Wingoe,Wingar, Wingor, and finally Wingo. "Wingo" appears to be an anglicized slang word for "Winegrower". The earliest presently known reference to the name Wingo in the American Colonies is found in the Christ Church Parish records from 1680-1720 relating to a certain Thomas and Ann Wing/Wingar/Wingor/Wingo.
Special Note: A number of French/Walloon emigrants came to the English, James Town Colony, Virginia, in 1620-1621, among them were a number of individuals listed by occupation as "Vigneron".
My ancestry is French/Dutch/English/American Indian.