nickname origin, that is, the original bearer of the name may have been a singer. Alternatively the name may have been of locative origin from a place where one could hear bird songs.The American surname birdsong is a direct translation of the Germanic name Vogelsang.
Early Origins of the Venus family
Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed and from Venoix, in Calvados in Normandy. The family name was first referenced in the year 1314 when John Venesoun held lands.
Early History of the Venus family
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Venus Spelling Variations
spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Venison, Veness, Venes, Venis, Venus, Vennison, Venoix and many more.
Early Notables of the Venus family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Venus family to the New World and Oceana
Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Venus name or one of its variants:
Venus Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Venus Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Venus Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Venus Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
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