This interesting surname is a variant of Very, which is of English origin and is a locational name from an unidentified place in northern France, named with the Gaulish element "ver(n), alder, of the Gallo-Roman personal name "verus", true, and the local suffix "-acum". Locational surnames were developed when former inhabitants of a place moved to another area, usually to seek work, and were best identified by the name of their birthplace. The name development since 1569 (see below) includes: William Very (1600, London), Robert (1613, Oxford) and Samuel Verry (1795, London). The modern surname can be found as Very, Verry, Verrey and Verey. Among the sample recordings in London are the christening of John, son of Thomas Verey, on June 25th 1570 at St. Giles, Cripplegate, and the marriage of Edward Verey and Elizabeth Walkely on October 1st 1671 at St. Dunstan's, Stepney. One George Verey married Jane Stalker on February 24th 1758 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Westminster. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Nicholas Very (christening), which was dated June 1st 1569, St. Botolph's without Aldgate, London, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1, "Good Queen Bess", 1558 - 1603. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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