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Vardy is one of the many names that the Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. The Vardy family lived in Cumberland. Their name, however, is a reference to the Barony of La Ferte, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Vardy Early Origins



The surname Vardy was first found in Cumberland where they held a family seat anciently after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Vardy Spelling Variations


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Vardy Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Vardy family name include Vardy, Vardey, Vartey, Varty, Verty, Vertie and others.

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Vardy Early History


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Vardy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vardy research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1473, 1435 and 1645 are included under the topic Early Vardy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vardy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vardy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Vardy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Vardy family to immigrate North America:

Vardy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Vardy settled in Virginia in 1653
  • Elizabeth Vardy, who arrived in Virginia in 1653

Vardy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mrs. Vardy, her husband and two children, settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1765

Vardy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Vardy, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1843

Vardy Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Thomas Vardy U.E. who settled in Fredericksburgh [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1784 [1]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

Vardy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • George Vardy and his two brothers from Devon settled at Clay Pits, Newfoundland in 1819 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • William Vardy of Lower Burgeo, Newfoundland, was a fisherman in 1846 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vardy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vardy (post 1700)



  • John Vardy (1718-1765), English architect
  • Peter Vardy (b. 1947), British businessman and philanthropist
  • Nathan Vardy (b. 1991), Australian rules footballer

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Citations


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  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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The Vardy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vardy 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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