The history of the Venapple family name begins after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. They lived in Cheshire
. Their name, however, is a reference to Venables, Normandy
, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Venapple family
The surname Venapple 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Venapple family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Venapple research.Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1762, 1604, 1669, 1640, 1669, 1613, 1687 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Venapple History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Venapple Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. When the Normans
became the ruling people of England
in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Venables, Venable and others.
Early Notables of the Venapple family (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 Venapple Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Venapple family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England
. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Venapple or a variant listed above were: William and Elizabeth Venables settled in Philadelphia in 1682 with their two children; Richard Venable settled in Virginia in 1635; Daniel Venables settled in Philadelphia in 1833.
The Venapple 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.