Early Origins of the Verwer family
The surname Verwer was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands
. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria
is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
Early History of the Verwer family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Verwer research.Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1585, 1650, 1625, 1689, 1651, 1656, 1655, 1717 and 1707 are included under the topic Early Verwer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Verwer Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Verwey, Verwel, Verwer, Verwers, Varver, Varwery, Ferey, Ferfey and many more.
Early Notables of the Verwer family (pre 1700)
From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Abraham de Verwer (1585-1650), a Dutch Golden Age painter from Haarlem, known for his seascapes; and his son and pupil, Justus de Verwer (c.1625-1689), a Dutch painter and illustrator who produced primarily marine... Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Verwer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Verwer family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hendrick Gerritse VerWey, who arrived in New York in 1664; Martina Hendricks Verwey, who came to New Jersey in 1684; Maria Ferey, who settled in Philadelphia in 1734.
Contemporary Notables of the name Verwer (post 1700)
- George Verwer (b. 1938), American founder of Operation Mobilisation (OM), a Christian missions organization