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The name Vernon came to England with the ancestors of the Vernon family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Vernon family lived in Normandy where it is a "Norman baronial name." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
One of the first on record was Roger, "Baron of Venron c. 1030." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
Another reference claims the first record of the name was "William de Vernon, who assumed that surname from the town and district of Vernon, in Normandy, of which he was proprietor in 1052." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
Vernon Castle in Normandy was the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Vernon Early Origins



The surname Vernon was first found in Cheshire at Shipbrook(e), where William de Vernon was granted lands by Hugh d'Avranches, 1st Earl of Chester. His son Richard settled at Shipbrook(e), near Northwich. The Cheshire family which had become the Barons of Shipbrooke, "became connected with Derbyshire by the heiress of Avenell's marriage with Richard Vernon in the 12th century; [and their] daughter and heiress married to Gilbert de Francis, whose son took the name of Vernon, seated himself at Haddon Hall in this county, and was the ancestor of the different branches of the House of Vernon." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
"The manor [of Draycott-in the-Clay] was included in the Conqueror's gift to Henry de Ferrers, and has for many ages been possessed by the noble family of Vernon. In a meadow beyond Draycott mill are the ruins of an ancient mansion, surrounded by a moat." [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Vernon Spelling Variations


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Vernon Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Vernon are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Vernon include Vernon, Vernen, Vernin and others.

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Vernon Early History


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Vernon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vernon research. Another 297 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1030, 1229, 1236, 1249, 1577, 1625, 1621, 1622, 1605, 1676, 1660, 1676, 1665, 1721, 1715 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Vernon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vernon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vernon Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir William Vernon, High Sheriff of Lancashire, Chief Justice of Cheshire (1229 to 1236); Warine Vernon, 4th Baron of Shipbrook, married Alice heiress of Nether Haddon and Haddon Hall, Derbyshire; his son Sir Richard was Chief Justice in 1249; Richard Vernon, Baron of...

Another 81 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vernon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vernon In Ireland


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Vernon In Ireland



Some of the Vernon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words (3 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



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Vernon, or a variant listed above:

Vernon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Daniel Vernon who settled in Rhode Island in 1630
  • Edward Vernon, who landed in Virginia in 1664
  • Daniel Vernon, who arrived in Maryland in 1675
  • Randle Vernon, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682
  • Robert Vernon, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Vernon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christr Vernon, who landed in Maryland in 1724
  • Wm. Vernon, his wife and sister, settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1764
  • Henrich Vernon, who landed in New York, NY in 1782

Vernon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Vernon, who arrived in New York in 1804
  • Adam, Anna, Maegeret, and Daniel Vernon settled in Philadelphia in 1805
  • Richard Vernon, who arrived in New York in 1841
  • Samuel Vernon, who landed in New York in 1841
  • Varnorin Vernon, aged 7, landed in New York in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Vernon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Henry Vernon, who arrived in Arkansas in 1901

Vernon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. George Vernon U.E. who settled in Belle Vue, Beaver Harbour, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 son of Gideon Vernon listed as a child less than 10 years of age [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Capt. Gideon Vernon Sr., U.E. (b. 1743) born in Neither Providence Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA from Neither Providence Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA who settled in Belle Vue, Beaver Harbour, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 married to Phoebe Farr having 5 children listed as signing the Quaker Agreement, he died in 1829 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Gideon Vernon Jr., U.E. who settled in Belle Vue, Beaver Harbour, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 son of Gideon Vernon listed as a child less than 10 years of age [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Miss. Jane Vernon U.E. who settled in Belle Vue, Beaver Harbour, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 daughter of Gideon Vernon listed as a child less than 10 years of age [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Moses Vernon U.E. who settled in Belle Vue, Beaver Harbour, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 son of Gideon Vernon listed as a child less than 10 years of age, he was a Magistrate in Charlotte County, New Brunswick for many years [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Vernon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Vernon, aged 38, a plasterer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nimroud"
  • John Vernon, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Caucasian"
  • William Vernon, aged 19, a mason, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "James Jardine"

Vernon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Cecil H. Vernon arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lorraine" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vernon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vernon (post 1700)



  • Lillian Vernon (1927-2015), née Menasche, an American businesswoman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, founder of the Lillian Vernon Corporation in 1951, the first company traded on the American Stock Exchange founded by a woman
  • William Vernon (1719-1806), New England trader, leader during the Continental Congress during the American Revolution
  • Valerie Ann Vernon (b. 1974), American actress
  • Roger Lee Vernon (b. 1924), American science fiction writer
  • Robert Vernon (b. 1949), Canadian-born, American classical violist and teacher, Principal Violist of the Cleveland Orchestra since 1976
  • James Barton "Mickey" Vernon (1918-2008), American Major League Baseball first baseman
  • Irene Vernon (1922-1998), American actress
  • Dale Vernon, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1996
  • Clinton D. Vernon, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 1948; Utah State Attorney General, 1949-53
  • Christie Vernon, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1980
  • ... (Another 37 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Vernon Historic Events


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Vernon Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. George Ley Pearce Vernon, English 1st Class Passenger from London, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  4. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  5. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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The Vernon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vernon 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.

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