Verne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Verne family

The surname Verne was first found in Forez, a former province of France, now part of the modern Loire département, the Haute-Loire and Puy-de-Dôme départements, where this eminent family held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the Verne family

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Verne Spelling Variations

French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Verne is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Verne, Vernes, Vernent, La Verne, La Vernes, La Vernent, Laverne, Lavernes, Lavernent, De Verne and many more.

Early Notables of the Verne family (pre 1700)

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Verne Ranking

In France, the name Verne is the 4,006th most popular surname with an estimated 1,500 - 2,000 people with that name. [1]

United States Verne migration to the United States +

Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Verne were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Verne were

Verne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Miss Verne, aged 20, who settled in New Orleans in 1821
  • Dominique Verne, who arrived in New York, NY in 1844

Australia Verne migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Verne Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Verne, aged 22, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Constantine"
  • Anne Verne, aged 18, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Constantine"

Contemporary Notables of the name Verne (post 1700) +

  • Jules Gabriel Verne (1828-1905), French author, best known for his novels "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea" (1870), "Journey To The Center Of The Earth" (1864), and "Around the World in Eighty Days" (1873)
  • Pierre François Verne, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [2]
  • CM Jean Verne, French Histologist, Paris, France
  • Lore Verne Bader (1888-1973), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1912 to 1918
  • Harold Verne Keith (1903-1998), Newbery Medal-winning American author
  • Richard Verne Gose (b. 1927), lawyer
  • M. Verne Breitmayer, American politician, Candidate for University of Michigan Board of Regents, 1915 [3]
  • Elliott Verne Richardson (1868-1929), American politician, U.S. Consul in Moncton, 1916-17; Punta Arenas, 1918; Quebec City, 1918-19; Karachi, 1919-21, 1925-28; Coblenz, 1921-22; Berlin, 1922-23; Pernambuco, 1923-24 [4]
  • Verne Everett Long (1925-2022), American politician, Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives (1963-1974)
  • Verne J. Troyer (1969-2018), American stand-up comedian, actor, stuntman and performer, best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers film series, one of the shortest men in the world

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  2. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) Pierre Verne. Retrieved from
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from on Facebook