Vary History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Vary family
The surname Vary was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1100 when Roger Verer held lands.
Early History of the Vary family
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Vary Spelling Variations
Vary has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Verrer, Verrier, Verriour, Veryet, Verieur, Verry and many more.
Early Notables of the Vary family (pre 1700)
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Vary migration to the United States +
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Varys to arrive on North American shores:
Vary Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Joseph Vary, who arrived in New York in 1819 
- Charlotte Vary, aged 67, who immigrated to America, in 1895
- Edward Dwyar Vary, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1895
Vary Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- George Vary, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1920
- Emma Vary, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States, in 1921
Contemporary Notables of the name Vary (post 1700) +
- Samuel Vary Jr., American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Rensselaer County, 1803-04 
- Charles R. Vary, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Onondaga County, 1843 
- Ralph Vary Chamberlin (1879-1967), American zoologist
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html