Vermette History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Vermette family

The surname Vermette 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.

Early History of the Vermette family

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Vermette Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Vermey, Verme, Varmey, Varmo, Vorm, Ferme, Fermo and others.

Early Notables of the Vermette family (pre 1700)

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United States Vermette migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vermette Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Susan Vermette, aged 29, originally from Cavan, arrived in New York in 1904 aboard the ship "Celtic" from Queenstown, Ireland [1]
  • Mary Vermette, aged 10, originally from Cavan, arrived in New York in 1904 aboard the ship "Celtic" from Queenstown, Ireland [2]
  • Alina Vermette, aged 30, originally from St Laurent, France, arrived in New York in 1923 aboard the ship "France" from Havre, France [3]
  • Raymond Edwin Vermette, aged 31, originally from Callao, arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "Santa Teresa" from Valparaiso, Chile [4]

Canada Vermette migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vermette Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Antoine Vermette, who settled in Ontario in 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Vermette (post 1700) +

  • Patrice Vermette, Canadian Genie Award and Jutra Award winning, two-time Academy Award nominated production designer and art director
  • Mark Vermette (b. 1967), Canadian former professional NHL ice hockey player for the Quebec Nordiques (1988-1994)
  • Katherena Vermette, Canadian writer and poet, awarded the Governor General's Award for English-language poetry in 2013
  • Doyle Vermette, Canadian politician, Member of the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly for Cumberland (2007-)
  • Claude Vermette (1930-2006), Canadian ceramist and painter
  • Cécile Vermette (b. 1945), Canadian nurse and politician who represented Marie-Victorin in the Quebec National Assembly from 1985 to 2007
  • Antoine Vermette (b. 1982), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player with the Anaheim Ducks


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNM1-KQ9 : 6 December 2014), Susan Vermette, 27 Aug 1904; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Celtic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNM1-KQS : 6 December 2014), Mary Vermette, 27 Aug 1904; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Celtic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNN8-T62 : 6 December 2014), Alina Vermette, 18 Feb 1923; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York, ship name France, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNQ1-66X : 6 December 2014), Raymond Edwin Vermette, 29 Dec 1924; citing departure port Valparaiso, Chile, arrival port New York, ship name Santa Teresa, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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