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Venner Early Origins



The surname Venner was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of lands within Chester, held by Raoul le Veneur, Baron of Chester and Warrington, from Hugh Lupus, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Venner Spelling Variations


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Venner Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Vennor, Venour, Vennour, Venner, Venor, Vener, Vennour, Venore, Fennor, Fennour and many more.

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Venner Early History


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Venner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Venner research. Another 329 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1106, 1432, 1389 and 1574 are included under the topic Early Venner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Venner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Venner Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Venner 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



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Venner or a variant listed above:

Venner Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Venner, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1637
  • William Venner, who landed in Virginia in 1654
  • Arthur Venner, who arrived in Rhode Island in 1672
  • John Venner, who landed in Maryland in 1675-1680

Venner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Isaac Venner, who arrived in America in 1774

Venner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Martin Venner, who settled in Indiana in 1854

Venner Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Lauder Venner, who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1805

Venner Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Venner, aged 21, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Lady Macdonald"

Venner Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Venner, aged 41, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888
  • Charlotte Venner, aged 39, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888

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Contemporary Notables of the name Venner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Venner (post 1700)



  • Mark E. Venner, American Republican politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 24th District; Elected 2010

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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  4. 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.
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. 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).
  7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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The Venner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Venner 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.

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