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Verran History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancient and distinguished surname Verran comes from the southwestern county of Cornwall. The name is made up of two elements: the Cornish "tre," meaning "homestead, settlement," and the Welsh personal name "Arthen." This name was borne by places in the parishes of St. Hilary and Newlyn East; thus, it is likely that the original bearer of the surname came from one of these places.

Early Origins of the Verran family


The surname Verran was first found in Cornwall, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Trevarthian. Cornwall was a land set apart, a land of mystique and quaint customs, more strongly related to Brittany and Wales than to England. It was not until the 10th century that they submitted to the Saxon rule of England. Since then, their influence has moved east into Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

Early History of the Verran family


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Verran Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Trevarthen, Trevarthian, Trevarthan and others.

Early Notables of the Verran family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Verran family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Verran Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Martin Verran, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1846 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ABBERTON 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Abberton.htm
  • Sarah Ann Verran, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1846 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ABBERTON 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Abberton.htm
  • Victoria Verran, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1846 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ABBERTON 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Abberton.htm
  • John Spargo Verran, aged 24, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Burlington"
  • Richard Verran, aged 22, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Burlington"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Verran Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Verran, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1873
  • Helena Verran, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1873
  • Emily Verran, aged 9, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1873
  • Elizabeth Verran, aged 7, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1873
  • Thomas Verran, aged 6, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1873
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Verran (post 1700)


  • Harry James Verran (1930-2015), Newfoundland-born, Canadian politician, Member of the Canadian House of Commons for South West Nova, Nova Scotia (1993 to 1997)
  • John Stanley Verran (1883-1952), Australian politician
  • Helen Verran, Australian historian and philosopher of science, professor at the University of Melbourne
  • John Verran (1856-1932), Australian politician, 26th Premier of South Australia (1910 to 1912)

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Citations


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ABBERTON 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Abberton.htm

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