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The people of the ancient French region of Gascogne were the first to use the name Verret.

Early Origins of the Verret family

The surname Verret was first found in Gascony (French: Gascogne), an area of southwest France bordering Spain, that was part of the "Province of Guyenne and Gascony" prior to the French Revolution, where the family was established in Veyreau, a village in the department of Aveyron, in the district of Millau. [1]

The Verrat, Verret, Verrette, Verrot and other phonetic variants may have originated in De Verrye, a village in the department of Aveyron, in the district of Côte d'Or in Semur. [1]

Early History of the Verret family

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Verret Spelling Variations

Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations of this name, Verret some of which are Verreaud, Verreault, Verreaulx, Verrauld, Verrault, Verraulx, Verraud, Verraut, Verraux, Verreau, Verreaux, Verrot, Verret, Verré, Verrat, Verrier, Leverrier, Verrière and many more.

Early Notables of the Verret family (pre 1700)

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Verret Ranking

In the United States, the name Verret is the 7,867th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2] However, in Quebec, Canada, the name Verret is ranked the 688th most popular surname. [3]

United States Verret migration to the United States +

French settlers came early to North American, following in the wake of the explorers, and creating New France. Quebec City, founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain is said to have been the first American site founded as a permanent settlement, rather than as just a commercial outpost. But emigration was slow, in 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 French people in Quebec, and by 1663, when the region was officially made The Royal Colony of New France, by Louis XIV, there still only around 500 settlers. Over 2,000 would arrive during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted immigrants, both noble and commoner from France. By 1675, there were around 7000 French in the colony, and by that same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. Despite the loss of the Colony to England, the French people flourished in Lower Canada. Among settlers to North America of the Verret surname were

Verret Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Victor Verret, aged 50, who immigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1912
  • Irene Forbes Verret, aged 32, who landed in America from London, England, in 1916
  • Charles Noah Verret, aged 25, who immigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • George Verret, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1923
  • Levy Verret, aged 18, who immigrated to the United States, in 1923

Canada Verret migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Verret Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Michel Verret, son of Jean and Jeanne, who married Marie Deschamps, daughter of Claude and Jeanne, in Quebec on 13th October 1669 [4]
  • Joseph Verret, son of Michel and Marie, who married Marie-Louise Regnault, daughter of Guillaume and Marie, in Charlesbourg, Quebec on 25th November 1697 [4]
Verret Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Pierre Verret, son of Michel and Marie, who married Marie-Madeleine Bounilot, daughter of Michel and Marie-Madeleine, in Lorette, Quebec on 7th April 1704 [4]
  • Jacques Verret, son of Michel and Marie, who married Marie De Guise, daughter of Guillaume and Marie-Anne, in Quebec on 27th June 1712 [4]
  • Jean Verret, son of Michel and Marie, who married Marie-Josephte De L'Espinay, daughter of Jean and Catherine, in Beauport, Quebec on 19th August 1715 [4]
  • Jean-Charles Verret, son of Pierre and Marie-Madeleine, who married Marguerite Tessier, daughter of Pierre and Marie-Anne, in Charlesbourg, Quebec on 26th May 1722 [4]
  • Joseph Verret, son of Joseph and Marie-Louise, who married Marie-Josephte Laroche, daughter of Michel and Marie-Anne, in Quebec on 26th October 1727 [4]
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Verret Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Hecter Bacon Verret, aged 36, who settled in Ottawa, Canada, in 1909
  • Maud Verret, aged 37, who immigrated to Quebec, Canada, in 1924

Contemporary Notables of the name Verret (post 1700) +

  • J. Emile Verret (1885-1965), American politician, Democratic Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana from 1944 to 1948
  • Jesse J. Verret, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Louisiana State House of Representatives, 1950 [5]
  • Claude Verret (b. 1963), Canadian former professional NHL ice hockey centre

  1. ^ Dionne, N.-E., Les Canadiens-Francais Origine Des Familles. Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 1969. Print
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  4. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from on Facebook