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The name Venables was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Venables family lived in Cheshire. Their name, however, is a reference to Venables, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Venables Early Origins



The surname Venables was first found in Cheshire where this distinguished Norman family were descended from Gilbert de Venables, from Venables, in the canton of Gaillon, near Evreu in Normandy. Walter Veneur (ancestor of Gilbert), fought at the Battle of Fords in 960 between the King of France and Richard I Duke of Normandy. "The manor [of Agden] was held by a family of the same name: a moiety of it passed by female heirs to the families of Daniel and Venables; the other moiety, by purchase, to the Savages, who sold it to the family of Venables in 1619. William Venables married the heiress of the Daniels; and in 1727 the heiress of George Venables was married to Sir T. P. Chetwode, Bart., in whose family the property continues." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Venables Spelling Variations


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Venables Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Venables have been found, including Venables, Venable and others.

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Venables Early History


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Venables Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Venables research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1762, 1604, 1669, 1640, 1669, 1613, 1687 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Venables History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Venables Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Venables Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Peter Venables (1604-1669), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1640 and 1669, supporter of the...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Venables Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Venables were among those contributors:

Venables Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Venables, who landed in Maryland in 1662
  • William Venables, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682
  • William and Elizabeth Venables settled in Philadelphia in 1682 with their two children

Venables Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Venables settled in Philadelphia in 1833
  • Ben Venables settled in Philadelphia in 1844

Venables Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


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Contemporary Notables of the name Venables (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Venables (post 1700)



  • Robert L. Venables Sr., American Democrat politician, Elected Delaware State Senate 21st District 1998
  • Brent Venables (b. 1970), American college football coach
  • Anthony Venables (b. 1953), English economist
  • George Venables -Vernon (1709-1780), 1st Baron Vernon, British politician
  • Edward Venables -Vernon-Harcourt (1757-1847), British religious leader, Bishop of Carlisle
  • Stephen Venables (b. 1954), British mountaineer and writer
  • Archbishop Gregory James Venables (b. 1949), British religious leader, Primate of the Southern Cone
  • Terry Venables (b. 1943), British football manager
  • Clare Venables (1943-2003), British theatre director

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Venabulis Vinco
Motto Translation: I conquer with hunting-spears.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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The Venables Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Venables Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 8 March 2016 at 14:24.

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