Early Origins of the Virner family
The surname Virner was first found in Edinburghshire
, a former county, now part of the Midlothian
council area where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Virner family
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Virner Spelling Variations
Although the name, Virner, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Verner, Vernour, Vernor and others.
Early Notables of the Virner family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Virner family to Ireland
Some of the Virner family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Virner family to the New World and Oceana
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland
many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Virner family name Virner, or who bore a variation of the surname were Peter and Phillip Verner who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1747; Charles Verner settled in Philadelphia in 1847.
The Virner Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Pro Christo et patria
Motto Translation: For Christ and Country.