Veary History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Veary family

The surname Veary 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 Veary family

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

Veary Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Veary family (pre 1700)

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

Ireland Migration of the Veary family to Ireland

Some of the Veary 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.


New Zealand Veary 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:

Veary Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Samuel G. Veary, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "African" in 1860

Contemporary Notables of the name Veary (post 1700) +

  • Arthur Veary Treacher (1894-1975), English actor and war veteran, eponym of Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips, a popular restaurant chain in the 1970s


  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)


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