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Vernon Family History

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 -onis).French: habitational name from the same place as in 1 or from any of numerous other places in France with the same name and etymology.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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310,574 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
35,333 Military Records
22,758 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Vernon Families

  • Number of Vernon families
     78 - 153
     27 - 77
     1 - 26
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Vernon families
     452 - 902
     151 - 451
     1 - 150
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Vernon families
     19 - 36
     7 - 18
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Vernon Family Origin

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Vernon Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Vernon

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Vernon Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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