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Verdier Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin) and French: occupational name for a forester, Old French verdier (Late Latin viridarius, a derivative of viridis ‘green’). The medieval officials in charge of a forest were known as verdiers on account of their green costumes, which may be regarded as an early example of camouflage. Southern French: topographic name for someone who lived near an orchard or garden, or an occupational name for someone who was employed in one, from Occitan verdier ‘orchard’ (Late Latin virid(i)arium).

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


Similar surnames: Verrier, Ferrier, Perrier, Vernier, Berrier, Vercher, Herder, Verde

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Where is the Verdier family from?

You can see how Verdier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Verdier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Verdier families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Verdier families living in Missouri. This was about 33% of all the recorded Verdier's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Verdier families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Verdier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Verdier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Verdier. 27% of Verdier men worked as a Laborer and 31% of Verdier women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Verdier were Supervisor and Machine Opr.

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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 1940

  • Laborer
    27%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Proprietor
    6%
  • Supervisor
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
    31%
  • Housekeeper
    24%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Machine Opr
    16%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Verdier. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Verdier. For the veterans among your Verdier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Verdier lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Verdier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Verdier in 1951 was 47, and 81 in 2004.

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