Vernes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Vernes family
The surname Vernes 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 Vernes family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vernes research. Another 301 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1334, 1499, 1535, 1580, 1585, 1637, 1648, 1668, 1790, 1792, 1793, and 1815 are included under the topic Early Vernes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Vernes Spelling Variations
Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations of the name Vernes, including Verne, Vernes, Vernent, La Verne, La Vernes, La Vernent, Laverne, Lavernes, Lavernent, De Verne and many more.
Early Notables of the Vernes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Vernes family
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Vernes has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Vernes were Miss Verne, aged 20, who settled in New Orleans in 1821; and Dominique Verne, who arrived in New York, NY in 1844.