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Where did the Dutch Verger family come from? What is the Dutch Verger family crest and coat of arms? When did the Verger family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Verger family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Vercken, Vergen, Vergenst, Verger, Fergen, Fergon and others.

First found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Verger research. Another 292 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1784 and 1790 are included under the topic Early Verger History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Verger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Verger Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • John Baptiste Verger, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1795
  • John Baptiste Verger, whose Oath of allegiance was recorded in Philadelphia in 1795

Verger Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Peter Verger, who settled in Philadelphia in 1804
  • P. C. Verger, who came to Philadelphia in 1809

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  10. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
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The Verger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Verger Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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