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The surname Verger was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Vercken, Vergen, Vergenst, Verger, Fergen, Fergon and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Verger research. Another 292 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1784 and 1790 are included under the topic Early Verger History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Verger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • John Baptiste Verger, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1795
  • John Baptiste Verger, whose Oath of allegiance was recorded in Philadelphia in 1795

Verger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Peter Verger, who settled in Philadelphia in 1804
  • P. C. Verger, who came to Philadelphia in 1809

Verger Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century


  • Marie Verger, a French orphan sent to to Quebec in 1670

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  2. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
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  6. Swierenga, Robert P. Compiler Dutch Emigrant to the United State, South Africa, South America and Southeast Asia 1835-1880 An Alphabetical Listing by Househould Heads and Independent Persons. Wilmington, DE: Scholary Resources, 1983. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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The Verger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Verger 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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