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The ancestors of the Vartray family brought their name to England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They 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.

Early Origins of the Vartray family


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

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Early History of the Vartray family

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Early History of the Vartray family


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Vartray Spelling Variations

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Vartray Spelling Variations


Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Vartray were recorded, including Vardy, Vardey, Vartey, Varty, Verty, Vertie and others.

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Early Notables of the Vartray family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Vartray family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Vartray family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Vartray family to the New World and Oceana


The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Vartray arrived in North America very early: Miles Vardey settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816; Mrs. Vardy, her husband and two children, settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1765; Elizabeth Vardy settled in Virginia in 1653.

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