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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.

Verran Early Origins



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.

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Verran Spelling Variations


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Verran Spelling Variations



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

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Verran Early History


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Verran Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Verran research. Another 162 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 4031 is included under the topic Early Verran History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Verran Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Verran Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Verran Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Verran Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Martin Verran arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1846
  • Sarah Ann Verran arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1846
  • Victoria Verran arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1846
  • John Spargo Verran, aged 24, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Burlington"
  • Richard Verran, aged 22, a miner, 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 arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1873
  • Helena Verran arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1873
  • Emily Verran, aged 9, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1873
  • Elizabeth Verran, aged 7, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1873
  • Thomas Verran, aged 6, 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.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Verran (post 1700)


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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    11. ...

    The Verran Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Verran 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 22 October 2015 at 09:07.

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