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When the ancestors of the Verney family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Buckinghamshire.

Verney Early Origins



The surname Verney was first found in Buckinghamshire, when they arrived from Vernai a parish in the arrondisement of Bayeaux in Normandy.

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Verney Spelling Variations


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Verney Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Varney, Verney and others.

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Verney Early History


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Verney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Verney research. Another 271 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1419, 1465, 1478, 1465, 1563, 1630, 1586, 1642, 1620, 1648, 1613, 1696, 1661, 1649, 1668, 1640 and 1717 are included under the topic Early Verney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Verney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Verney Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Ralph Verney (d. 1478), Lord Mayor of London in 1465; Sir Richard Verney (1563-1630), an English landowner and politician; Greville Verney, 7th Baron Willoughby de Broke and de jure 15th Baron Latimer (1586-1642), an English politician; Greville Verney, 8th Baron Willoughby de...

Another 56 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Verney Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Verney In Ireland


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Verney In Ireland



Some of the Verney family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 35 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Verney or a variant listed above:

Verney Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Antoney De Verney, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1764
  • William Verney, a bonded passenger who came to America in 1773

Verney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Verney, aged 35, arrived in St Louis, Missouri in 1844
  • Celestin Verney, aged 33, landed in St Louis, Missouri in 1847

Verney Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Verney, who was on record in the census of Ontario of 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Verney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Verney (post 1700)



  • Judge Lawrence Verney,
  • Sir Ralph Verney,
  • Sir John Verney, Painter
  • Sir Harry Verney, 2nd baronet
  • Sir Francis Verney (1584-1615), soldier of fortune and a buccaneer

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Motto


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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: Ung tout seul
Motto Translation: Only one.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Verney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Verney Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 February 2016 at 08:30.

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