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Vardon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Vardon is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Vardon family lived in Buckinghamshire. Their name, however, is a reference to Verdun, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.


Early Origins of the Vardon family


The surname Vardon was first found in Buckinghamshire where they were descended from Bertram de Verdun, a Norman baronial name from Verdun, near Avranches in Normandy, where they were descended form the Counts of Verdun, and came to England in 1066 and was granted Farnham Royal in that shire. Tradition has it that on the day of the Coronation of William I, he provided a glove for the King's right hand. In 1095 he served as Sheriff of York. He also held lands in what is now known as Alveton or Alton in Staffordshire.

"The living [of Alveton], before the Reformation, was connected with the abbey of Croxden, to which the benefice was attached by Bertram de Verdun of Alton Castle, in 1176, after he had founded the abbey. The ruins of the castle still remain, on the summit of a rock 300 feet above the bed of the Churnet." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


Early History of the Vardon family


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Vardon Spelling Variations


Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Verdon, Verdan, Verdin, Verdun and others.

Early Notables of the Vardon family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Vardon family to Ireland


Some of the Vardon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Vardon family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vardon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Robert Vardon U.E. who settled in Fredericksburgh [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Vardon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ambrose Edward Vardon, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MOFFATT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Moffatt.htm
  • Elizabeth Vardon, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MOFFATT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Moffatt.htm
  • Mary Ann Vardon, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MOFFATT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Moffatt.htm
  • Joseph Vardon, aged 44, a tailor, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "James Jardine"
  • Edwin Joseph Vardon, aged 16, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "James Jardine"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Vardon (post 1700)


  • Joseph Vardon (1843-1913), Australian politician, Senator for South Australia in 1907
  • Edward Charles Vardon (1866-1937), Australian politician, Senator for South Australia in 1921, son of Joseph Vardon
  • Henry William "Harry" Vardon (1870-1937), British golfer from the Bailiwick of Jersey; he won The Open Championship a record six times and the 1900 U.S. Open

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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MOFFATT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Moffatt.htm


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