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There are 554 names in this family tree. The earliest recorded event is the birth of Lindsey, Humphrey, * in 1684. The most recent event is the birth of Rodriguez, Julia Grace in 2023.The webmaster of this site is Emily Verity Smith. Please click here if you have any comments or feedback.

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"A family tree can wither if nobody tends its roots."

 Gender: Feminine

Usage: English 

Pronounced: VER-i-tee    
  This was one of the many virtue names favoured by the Puritans.    This unusual and interesting surname is of Old French origins, and was  probably introduced (as a word or baptismal name) into England after the 1066  Norman Invasion. The later surname development is from the 12th century  Ancient French 'verite' meaning 'truth'.It is possible that the original  meaning of the name as a nickname was the reverse of 'Verite'! What is certain  is that the surname dates back to the late 13th Century, and enjoyed a  considerable popularity, whatever the interpretation. Early recordings include  Richard le Verite (1296) in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex, and Thomas Verty  (1379) in the Poll Tax Records of Yorkshire. Later church recordings include  the christening of John, the son of John and Jane Verrity on March 5th 1664 at  the famous St. Dunstan's in the East, Stepney, and the marriage of Elizabeth  Verity to George Ainsworth on September 7th 1690 at St James Church, Dukes  Place, London. Further examples are those of Christopher Verity who married  Ann Clarke at St. George's Chapel, Mayfair, on June 1st 1745, in the year  of 'Bonnie Prince Charlie', whilst Edward Verity, aged 20 yrs., was a famine  emigrant, who sailed from Liverpool aboard the ship 'Yorkshire' on November  19th 1846, bound for New York. The first recorded spelling of the family name  is shown to be that of Adam le Verite, which was dated 1275, in the 'Subsidy  Rolls of Worcestershire', during the reign of King Edward 1, known as "The  Hammer of the Scots", 1272 - 1307. 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.

I was told by a Verity relative many years ago,that the name Verity was  given to a Knight for his honesty.

The *asterick at the end of some names means it's my direct family line.


No book is entirely perfect
 For errors will creep in;
 Sometimes wrong information is sent
 By someone's nearest kin.

And even printers make mistakes
 For which they tear their hair;
 Sometimes two people disagree
 On who or what or where.

It might have been the person
 Who wrote the history
 It might have been the typist,
 Or blame the author, me.

So if you're dead before you're born,
 Or married when you're three,
 Or I've omitted anyone
 Who sent themselves to me.

Or your last name is not your own,
 Your picture not too good,
 I ask you please forgive me
 I did the best I could!


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Getting Around
There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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