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Jeremie Varney married Eliza Haywood in St Saviour in 1834

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Origins of surname

This surname originated in France, in the Calvados department. The name is derived from ver for 'alder' and -acum for settlement.

Early records

The Jersey Varneys came from England, where the name was recorded first in the early 13th century. Jeremie (or Jeremiah) Varney married Elisabeth Haywood in St Saviour in 1834 and their son Richard William was baptised in St Helier in the following year. Little more is heard of this family, however.

By the 1841 census Richard appears to have been orphaned and is living in what seems to be a lodging house in Pier Road. Ten years later he is a servant in the household of Edward Williams, the owner of nine acres in St Mary.


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This will created by a member of the Varney family is now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, date and reference number shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Alfred Varney of St Austell, Mont Felard, St Lawrence - 25 July 1945, D/Y/A/113

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