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Origins of the Vernon surname

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About the Vernons

We have a total number of 58722 records for people with the last name Vernon.

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Where do most Vernons live?

In 1921, most Vernons lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Vernons

How common is your surname?

769th most common surname in the UK

We have 50,800 records for the Vernon surname. The oldest one dates back to 1558.

Who were Vernons most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Vernon first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Vernons

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Vernons in 1921


Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic


Cotton Weaver




Common Male occupations for Vernons in 1921


Coal Miner


General Labourer




Agricultural Labourer


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