as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1100 when Roger Verer held lands.
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in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Very have been found, including Verrer, Verrier, Verriour, Veryet, Verieur, Verry and many more.
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Very, or a variant listed above:
Very Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thomas Very who was among the very first settlers arriving in the colonies, when he went to New England in 1647
- Thomas Very, who landed in New England in 1647 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- Margaret Very who went to Maryland in 1676
Very Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Issac Very, who arrived in Virginia in the year 1700
Very Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- William Very was 30 when he went to Toronto in 1871
Very Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Charles Very, who landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Clifford
- John Very, who landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Clifford