When the ancestors of the Verny family emigrated to England
following the Norman Conquest
in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Buckinghamshire.
Early Origins of the Verny family
The surname Verny was first found in Buckinghamshire
, when they arrived from Vernai a parish in the arrondisement of Bayeaux in Normandy.
Early History of the Verny family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Verny 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 Verny History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Verny Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Varney, Verney and others.
Early Notables of the Verny family (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 Verny Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Verny family to Ireland
Some of the Verny 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.
Migration of the Verny family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England
at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Verny or a variant listed above: William Verney, a bonded passenger who came to America in 1773; John Verney, who was on record in the census of Ontario of 1871; E. Varney, who settled in Belfast, Maine, in 1822.
Contemporary Notables of the name Verny (post 1700)
- César Verny, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) CÚsar Verny. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
The Verny 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.