Origins Available: English
Veneur is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England
with the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Veneur family lived in Sussex
. The name, however, derives from the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
in 1066, Veneur,
Early Origins of the Veneur family
The surname Veneur was first found in Sussex
. Some of the family were also found in the parish of Horley in Surrey
from ancient times. "The church contains the effigy of a man in armour, in a recumbent position, his feet resting on a lion; also an ancient brass effigy, under a pointed arch, to the memory of Joanna Fenner." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Veneur family
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Veneur Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Fenner, Fenour, Feneur, Veneur and others.
Early Notables of the Veneur family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Veneur family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England
at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Veneur or a variant listed above: Arthur Fenner who settled in Providence R.I. in 1630; Edward Fenner settled in Virginia in 1654; John Fenner settled in Connecticut in 1630; Rebecca Fenner settled in Boston in 1635..
Contemporary Notables of the name Veneur (post 1700)
- Alexis Paul Michel Le Veneur de Tillières, Count d'Empire, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 9) Alexis Veneur. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html