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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.

Verdin Early Origins



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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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Verdin Spelling Variations


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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.

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Verdin Early History


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Verdin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Verdin research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1184, 1839, 1780, 1870, 1770 and 1780 are included under the topic Early Verdin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Verdin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Verdin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Verdin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Verdin In Ireland


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Verdin In Ireland



Some of the Verdin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 140 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



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, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Richard Verdin settled in Virginia in 1655

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Contemporary Notables of the name Verdin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Verdin (post 1700)



  • Brian Verdin, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 4th District, 2002
  • 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
  • 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

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Verdin Historic Events


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Verdin Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Francis Verdin, English Scullery man from Walton, Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Verdin Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

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  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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  10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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The Verdin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Verdin 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.

This page was last modified on 25 August 2016 at 07:53.

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