Verdane is a name that was carried to England
in the great wave of migration from Normandy
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Verdane family lived in Buckinghamshire
. Their name, however, is a reference to Verdun, Normandy
, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Verdane family
The surname Verdane was first found in Buckinghamshire
where they were descended from Bertram de Verdun, a Norman baronial name from Verdun, near Avranches in Normandy
, where they were descended form the Counts of Verdun, and came to England
in 1066 and was granted Farnham Royal in that shire. Tradition has it that on the day of the Coronation of William I, he provided a glove for the King's right hand. In 1095 he served as Sheriff of York. He also held lands in what is now known as Alveton or Alton in Staffordshire
"The living [of Alveton], before the Reformation, was connected with the abbey of Croxden, to which the benefice was attached by Bertram de Verdun of Alton Castle, in 1176, after he had founded the abbey. The ruins of the castle still remain, on the summit of a rock 300 feet above the bed of the Churnet." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Verdane family
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Verdane Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Verdane were recorded, including Verdon, Verdan, Verdin, Verdun and others.
Early Notables of the Verdane family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Verdane family to Ireland
Some of the Verdane family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Verdane family to the New World and Oceana
The unstable environment in England
at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland
, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Verdane arrived in North America very early: Richard Verdin settled in Virginia in 1655; Richard Verdan settled in Philadelphia in 1872.