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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 and printed products wherever possible.

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

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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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Citations



    Other References

    1. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    2. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    4. De Jong, Gerald Francis. The Dutch in America 1609-1974. New York: Twayne, 1975. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. 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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