Verner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Verner family
The surname Verner was first found in Edinburghshire, a former county, now part of the Midlothian council area where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Verner family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Verner research. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1428, 1478, 1529 and 1550 are included under the topic Early Verner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Verner Spelling Variations
The name Verner, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Verner, Vernour, Vernor and others.
Early Notables of the Verner family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Verner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
In the United States, the name Verner is the 11,434th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Migration of the Verner family to Ireland
Some of the Verner family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Verner migration to the United States +
The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Verner family, or who bore a variation of the surname Verner were
Verner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Hans Adam Verner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 
- Katharina Verner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732 
- Michael Verner, aged 45, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741 
- Georg Verner, aged 20, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741 
- Peter and Phillip Verner who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1747
- ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Verner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Charles Verner, who settled in Philadelphia in 1847
- Jane Verner, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 
- John Verner, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856 
Verner migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Verner Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Verner, aged 40, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Monsoon"
- John Verner, aged 20, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Monsoon"
- Sarah Verner, aged 17, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Monsoon"
- Margaret Verner, aged 15, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Monsoon"
- Mr. Carl Verner, British Convict who was convicted in London, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Corona" on 13th October 1866, arriving in Western Australia, Australia 
Verner migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Verner Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Miss Martha Verner, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Lincoln" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 19th July 1867 
- Miss Ellen Verner, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Lincoln" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 19th July 1867 
- F. Verner, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1881
Contemporary Notables of the name Verner (post 1700) +
- Elizabeth O'Neill Verner (1883-1979), American artist
- Alterraun Ennis Verner (b. 1988), American football cornerback
- William Frank Verner (1883-1966), American sliver Olympic medalist for middle-distance running at the 1904 games 
- Margaret W. Verner, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1940 
- C. B. Verner, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1916, 1924 
- Miroslav Verner (b. 1941), Czech Egyptologist
- Karl "Adolph" Verner (1846-1896), Danish linguist, eponym of Verner's law
- Josée Verner PC, MP (b. 1959), Canadian politician
- Frederick Arthur Verner (1836-1928), Canadian painter
- Tomáš Verner (b. 1986), Czech figure skater, five-time Czech national champion and 2007 European silver medalist
Historic Events for the Verner family +
- Mr. Lewis Verner (1893-1917), Canadian 2nd Engineer aboard the Tug Dougla H Thomas from Louisburg, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the explosion but later died due to injuries 
Related Stories +
The Verner Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Pro Christo et patria
Motto Translation: For Christ and Country.
- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 24th March 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/corona
- ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
- ^ Athletes - Famous Olympic Athletes, Medalists, Sports Heroes. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) William Verner. Retrieved from http://www.olympic.org/content/olympic-athletes/generic-athlete-page/?athleteid=57591
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance