Verdin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Verdin is one of the many names that the Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. The Verdin family lived in Buckinghamshire. Their name, however, is a reference to Verdun, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.
Early Origins of the Verdin family
The surname Verdin 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." 
Bertram de Verdon or Verdun (d. 1192), was an early English judge, the son of Norman de Verdun and Luceline, daughter of Geoffrey de Clinton, Chamberlain to Henry I. "He founded in 1176 the Cistercian abbey of Croxden in Staffordshire, where his chief lands were. " 
Theobald de Verdon (1248?-1309), was an English Baron, the son of John de Verdon (d. 1274), and his wife, Margaret de Lacy. "His grandfather, Theobald Butler, an Irish lord, married Rohese de Verdon, only daughter and heiress of Nicholas de Verdon, the last male representative of the Norman family of Verdon. They were lords of Farnham Royal in Buckinghamshire, of Brandon Castle in Warwickshire, and possessors of large estates in Leicestershire and Staffordshire, where their principal residence, Alveton (or Alton) Castle, was situated, and where also was their chief religious foundation, the Cistercian abbey of Croxden, established in 1176 by Bertram de Verdon. " 
Early History of the Verdin family
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Verdin Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Verdin family name include Verdon, Verdan, Verdin, Verdun and others.
Early Notables of the Verdin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Verdin family to Ireland
Some of the Verdin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 36 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Verdin migration to the United States +
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Verdin family to immigrate North America:
Verdin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Richard Verdin, aged 24, who landed in Virginia in 1635 
- Richard Verdin, who settled in Virginia in 1655
Contemporary Notables of the name Verdin (post 1700) +
- Michel Verdin, French-born, American founder of The Verdin Company, Cincinnati in 1842, manufacturer of bronze bells
- Daniel Byron "Danny" Verdin Verdin III (b. 1964), American politician, Member of the South Carolina Senate (2001-)
- Clarence Verdin (b. 1963), former American football wide receiver
- Brian Verdin, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 4th District, 2002 
- Sir Joseph Verdin (1838-1920), 1st Baronet of Davenham and of Wimboldsley, Chester, English philanthropist who donated money to set up the Verdin Technical School in Northwich, Cheshire
- Colonel Sir Richard Verdin, Chairman, Livestock Commission
Historic Events for the Verdin family +
- Mr. Francis Verdin, English Scullery man from Walton, Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking 
Related Stories +
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/