Varney History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Varney reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Varney family lived in Buckinghamshire.
Early Origins of the Varney family
The surname Varney was first found in Buckinghamshire, when they arrived from Vernai a parish in the arrondisement of Bayeaux in Normandy.
Early History of the Varney family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Varney research. Another 136 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1419 and 1465 are included under the topic Early Varney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Varney 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 Varney family name include Varney, Verney and others.
Early Notables of the Varney family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Varney family to Ireland
Some of the Varney family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Varney migration to the United States +
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 Varney family to immigrate North America:
Varney Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- William Varney, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1654 
- Thomas Varney, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1664 
- Humphrey Varney, who landed in New England in 1664 
Varney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- E. Varney, who settled in Belfast, Maine, in 1822
- H Varney, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 
- G Varney, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 
- J Varney, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 
- H. J. Varney, who arrived in San Francisco in 1852
Varney migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Varney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Mr. Joseph Varney, (b. 1793), aged 25, English shoe maker who was convicted in Southwark, London, England for 7 years for stealing, transported aboard the "Baring" in December 1818, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, he died in 1890 
Varney migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Varney Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- W. Varney, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Triumph" in 1883
Contemporary Notables of the name Varney (post 1700) +
- James Albert Varney Jr. (1949-2000), American actor, best remembered for his role as Jed Clamplett in The Beverly Hillbillies (1993)
- Walter Thomas Varney (1888-1967), American aviation pioneer, founder of Varney Air Lines
- Allen Varney (b. 1959), American writer and game designer
- Lawrence Delano "Dike" Varney (1880-1950), Major League Baseball pitcher
- David F. Varney, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Wayne County, 1962, 1966 
- David B. Varney, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 19th District, 1881-82 
- Christine A. Varney, American Democrat politician, Member, Federal Trade Commission, 1994-97 
- Charles W. Varney Jr., American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Rochester 2nd Ward, 1948 
- Charles W. Varney (d. 1948), American Republican politician, Member of New Hampshire Governor's Council 2nd District; Elected 1916; Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Rochester 6th Ward, 1948 
- Benjamin H. Varney, American Republican politician, Member of Maine State House of Representatives from Washington County, 1919-20 
- ... (Another 18 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Historic Events for the Varney family +
- Mrs. Louisa Varney (1853-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking 
- Miss Violet Gladys Varney (1897-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking 
Related Stories +
Suggested Readings for the name Varney +
- 3899 "Charles Varney and Rachel Parker of Berwick, Maine: Their Ancestors and Descendants" by Ruth Varney Held.
- ^ 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)
- ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 16th September 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/baring
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
- ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/