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Vernon Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Vernon in Eure France named from the Gaulish element ver(n) ‘alder’ + the Gallo-Roman locative suffix -o (genitive -ōnis). French: habitational name from the same place as in 1 above or from any of several other places in France with the same name and etymology.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Vernor, Verdon, Perron, Varon, Overton, Verona, Verran, Verdin

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Where is the Vernon family from?

You can see how Vernon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vernon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Vernon families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 902 Vernon families living in Lancashire. This was about 17% of all the recorded Vernon's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Vernon families in 1891.
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What did your Vernon ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Vernon. 6% of Vernon men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Vernon women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vernon were Builders Labourer and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Dairy Farmer
  • Incapacitated
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
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Passenger Lists

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There are 36,000 military records available for the last name Vernon. For the veterans among your Vernon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vernon lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Vernon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Vernon in 1943 was 36, and 79 in 2004.

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