Varey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Varey family

The surname Varey was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat at Rutherglen from early times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066. An ancient couplet says "nae man can tell, nae man has seen, when the Faries Haena in Ruglen been." A rough translation of this couplet: "no man can remember when there hasn't been a family of Faries at Rutherglen." [1]

Early History of the Varey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Varey research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and are included under the topic Early Varey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Varey Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Fairie, Fairrie, Farie, Fairey, Ferry, Ferrie, Fairy, Faireye and many more.

Early Notables of the Varey family (pre 1700)

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

Ireland Migration of the Varey family to Ireland

Some of the Varey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 77 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Varey migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Varey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Varey, who landed in New York in 1824 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Varey (post 1700) +

  • Frank Varey (1908-1988), English international speedway rider in the Speedway World Championship finals in 1937 and 1938
  • David William Varey (b. 1961), former English cricketer who played from 1981 to 1988


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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