Vernet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Vernet family

The surname Vernet was first found in Ile-de-France, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Paris and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

Early History of the Vernet family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vernet research. Another 108 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1575 is included under the topic Early Vernet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Vernet 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 Vernet is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Vernet, Verneto, Varnot, Vorne, Verney, Fornet, Forner, Forneret, Fornerat, Vernett, Vernette, Vernay, Fernet and many more.

Early Notables of the Vernet family (pre 1700)

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United States Vernet 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 Vernet were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Vernet were

Vernet Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jean Vernet, Roze Vernet, and Pierre Vernet who settled in Louisiana in 1720
Vernet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Lewis Vernet, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1805

Contemporary Notables of the name Vernet (post 1700) +

  • Daniel Vernet (1945-2018), French journalist, editor-in-chief of Le Monde (1989-1991)
  • Emile Jean Horace Vernet (1789-1863), French battle painter
  • Claude Joseph Vernet (1714-1789), French landscape and marine painter
  • Antoine Charles Horace Vernet (1758-1835), French painter, the youngest child of Claude Joseph Vernet
  • Luis Vernet (1792-1871), the 4th and last Argentine Governor of Puerto Soledad on Facebook
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