A more recent, extensive and in-depth history of the family was published in 2001:', by Mark Haggar.
It is a valuable and much appreciated addition to the many texts that enlighten our knowledge of the de Verduns, but its understandable focus on the main line of the family means that it omits useful data from French historical sources and therefore mention of what might be the senior branch of the family, who continue to reside in Normandy, and whose story continued to connect with England, during the times that Normandy was ruled by that country's kings.
Details of sources have been provided throughout the text, to as great an extent as possible, so that interested readers may follow these trails more extensively, should that be of interest for them and helpful to their own research.
If anyone would like to offer any corrections or request additional data be added, an email is provided at the bottom of this page to enable them to do so.
: The original purpose of this page was to provide more information about the heraldry of the Vardons of Goldstone, but in the process it has become extended, providing more data on the broader inter-related branches of the de Verdun/Verdon families in England, Normandy and Ireland, in case this may be of added interest for anyone seeking more knowledge about this Norman family.
The first of the de Verdun family to have come to England was Bertrand de Verdun, one of the companions of William the Conqueror, whose anglicised name was Bertram de Verdon.Some historians have postulated that Bertram de Verdun was a son of Godfrey III, Duke of Upper Lorraine, also (later) Duke of Lower Lorraine and Count of Verdun-sur-Meuse in Lorraine.After 1066, Bertram was given the Manor of Farnham Royal in Buckinghamshire.This old connection between the Earls and the de Verduns continued to be maintained over many generations, as is detailed ame the focus of their power and their Barony.But they also gained lands in many other counties and in Ireland, and branches of the family became established across the country, including the de Verdun family of Norfolk, who established another de Verdun Barony there.