This multinational surname, associated with the famous novelist Jules Verne (1828 - 1905), is recorded in many spellings. These include: Fairn, Farnes, Feirn, Fern, Fearne, Fearnes, Fernes, Ferns, Varnes and Varns (English), Verne (English and French), Vernau, Vergne, Vernois, Vergnas, Vernard, Lavergne, and Vernay (French). It is either topographical or perhaps occupational and describes either someone who lived by a place where ferns were abundant, or more likely, it described a seller of ferns. These were widely used for both a floor covering and even for bedding in medieval times. Some types of fern were also used for animal fodder, particularly in winter. The derivation is from either the Olde English pre 7th century word "fearn", or the equally ancient French "fouge". The forms with "v" for "f" being found in the southern and south-west of England, and in France in Normandy down to the Massif Central. The surname is also found in Ireland where it is said to be a synonym of O' Reneham, although it maybe 17th century Huguenot. It is most recorded in County Offaly. Early examples of the surname recording include Henry atte Verne in the Subsidy Tax Rolls of Worcestershire, in the year 1275, whilst Joceus de Ferne was mentioned in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1296. Jan Baptiste Vernau was recorded at Cond-sur-L'escaut, the departement of Nord, on March 14th 1659, and Anne Marie Verne, at Blamont, Meurthe-et-Moselle, on March 25th 1708. Ellen Ferns aged 25 was an Irish famine immigrant who sailed on the ship "Clifton of Liverpool" for New York on May 17th, 1847. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of John de la Ferne. This was dated 1275, in the Worcestershire Subsidy Rolls. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Verne — may refer to:Peopleurname*Jules Verne, an early science fiction writer; named after him: **Jules Verne (SAJV), a fictional character **Verne (crater), on the Moon **The Jules Verne Trophy, a prize for the fastest circumnavigation of the world by… …   Wikipedia

  • VERNE (J.) — Traduit dans le monde entier et popularisé par le cinéma, la télévision et le livre de poche, Jules Verne reste un des écrivains les moins connus de la littérature française. Il s’est en effet imposé dans deux secteurs traditionnellement… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Verne — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Jules Verne (1828–1905), französischer Schriftsteller Lucille La Verne (* 1872 oder 1869; † 1945), US amerikanische Theater und Filmschauspielerin Mathilde Verne (eigentl.: Mathilde Wurm; 1865–1936),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Verne — puede referirse a: Julio Verne, escritor francés nacido en Nantes. Verne (HM Prison), una prisión ubicada en la Isla de Pórtland, Dorset, Inglaterra. Julio Verne (nave), una nave espacial de la Agencia Espacial Europea. Verne, comuna francesa …   Wikipedia Español

  • Verne —   [vɛrn], Jules, französischer Schriftsteller, * Nantes 8. 2. 1828, ✝ Amiens 24. 3. 1905; schrieb zunächst Opernlibretti und Dramen (mit A. Dumas fils) und wurde ab 1863 mit utopischen Abenteuer und Entdeckerromanen bekannt, die zum Teil… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • verne — 1. (vèr n ) s. m. Voy. vergne. verne 2. (vèr n ) s. f. Partie de la bascule à laquelle est attaché le seau qui sert à vider l eau d une ardoisière …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Verne — Verne, Vern, Vernhes, Vergne, Vergnes Un nom d arbre, l aune (origine gallo romane vernu). Désigne celui habite un lieu dit (le) Verne, toponyme très fréquent. Les trois dernières formes sont uniquement occitanes …   Noms de famille

  • Verne — (spr. wern ), Jules, franz. Schriftsteller, geb. 8. Febr. 1828 in Nantes, gest. 24. März 1905 in Amiens, studierte in Paris die Rechte, muß sich aber schon früh auch den Naturwissenschaften zugewandt haben, denn gleich sein erster Roman, der die… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Verne — (spr. wärn), Jules, franz. Schriftsteller, geb. 8 Febr. 1828 zu Nantes, lebte in Paris gest. 24. März 1905 in Amiens; Schöpfer des wissenschaftlich didaktischen Romans, veröffentlichte eine Reihe von Schriften (»Cinq semaines en ballon«, »Voyage… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Verne — Verne, Jules …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Verne — Verne, Jules (1828 1905) a French writer who wrote ↑science fiction. His most famous books are Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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