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Verdier Name Meaning

French: occupational name for a forester Old French verdier (from 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. French (southern): topographic name for someone who lived near an orchard or garden from Occitan verdier ‘orchard’ (from Late Latin viridiarium) or a habitational name from (Le) Verdier the name of several places in the southern part of France named with this word. English: rare surname of Norman (and Huguenot) origin from Anglo-Norman French verder ‘verderer judicial officer of a royal forest’ (see 1 above). As a surname of Huguenot origin it is also from Occitan verdier ‘orchard’ (see 2 above).

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

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 USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Verdier families living in Quebec. This was about 67% of all the recorded Verdier's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Verdier families in 1911.
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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 USA 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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Proprietor
  • Supervisor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Machine Opr
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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 Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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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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