Varian History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Varian family

The surname Varian was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where this distinguished family held a family seat in the Franche-Comte, and were members of the aristocracy of that region.

They also branched to Brittany at Colombier where they were elevated to the nobility in 1775, and to Normandy where they held a family seat at Prêteville and were elevated to the nobility in 1591, and to Lorraine where they were elevated to the nobility in 1513. In the Franche-Comté they were also seated at d'Audeux, and this branch were elevated to the nobility in 1611. Notable amongst the family was Jean Varin, French Sculptor, 1604-1672.

Nicolas Varin, born in 1669, son of Nicolas and Jeanne of Groincour of Rouen, travelled from France to Canada in the 17th century. After arriving in the province of Quebec he married Marie-Anne Ronseray, daughter of Jean and Jeanne, at Boucherville on 29th October 1697. [1]

Early History of the Varian family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Varian research. Another 21 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1513, 1591, 1604, 1611, 1634, 1672, and 1775 are included under the topic Early Varian History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Varian Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Varin, Varrin, Varine, Varrine, Varien, Varrien, Warin, Warrin, La Varin and many more.

Early Notables of the Varian family (pre 1700)

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United States Varian migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Varian Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Walter Amos Varian, who arrived in Colorado in 1883 [2]

Australia Varian migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Varian Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Isaac Varian, British Convict who was convicted in Montreal, Quebec, Canada for 14 years, transported aboard the "Candahar" on 26th March 1842, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Varian (post 1700) +

  • Sheila Varian (1937-2016), American breeder of Arabian horses, inducted into the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in 2003
  • Isaac Leggett Varian (1793-1864), American Democratic Party politician, Mayor of New York City, New York, 1839-41; Member of New York State Senate 1st District, 1842-45 [4]
  • George W. Varian, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 15th District, 1860-61 [4]
  • Charles Stetson Varian (d. 1922), American politician, Member of Nevada State Senate, 1872; U.S. Attorney for Nevada, 1875-83; Member of Nevada State House of Representatives, 1882; U.S. Attorney for Utah, 1889-93 [4]
  • Bertram Stetson Varian (1872-1963), American politician, Justice of Idaho State Supreme Court, 1929-33; Appointed 1929 [4]

  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  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)
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 9th December 2020). Retrieved from
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from on Facebook