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Vernon is a masculine name that is derived from the Gaul word vern for Alder tree (also springlike, flourishing, or full of life) and a Gaulish-latin suffix indicating a location. Thus Vernon is a "place of alders". Variants include Vern, Vernard, Verne and Verna. Vernon was introduced into England as an aristocratic surname at the time of the Norman conquest. Map of Gaul circa 58 BC Gaul (Latin Gallia, Greek Galatia) was the region of Western Europe occupied by present day northern Italy, France, Belgium, western Switzerland and the parts of the Netherlands and Germany on the west bank of the Rhine river. ... Species About 20-30 species, see text. ... The coniferous Coast Redwood, the tallest tree species on earth. ... A natural spring. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages English Capital London Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population –mid-2004... Aristocracy is a form of government in which rulership is in the hands of an upper class known as aristocrats. ... A family name, or surname, is that part of a persons name that indicates to what family he or she belongs. ... Bayeux Tapestry depicting events leading to the Battle of Hastings The Norman Conquest of England was the conquest of the Kingdom of England by William the Conqueror (Duke of Normandy), in 1066 at the Battle of Hastings and the subsequent Norman control of England. ...


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Vernon is also the surname of the following prominent individuals: , Vernon is a city in the south central region of British Columbia called the Okanagan at the north end of Okanagan Lake and Kalamalka Lake. ... Ardèche is a département in south-central France named after the Ardèche River. ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to English counties. ... Vernon is a commune in the département of Eure and the Haute-Normandie reégion of France. ... Eure is a département in the north of France named after the Eure River. ... This article is about the French département. ... Vernon is a city located in Lamar County, Alabama. ... Vernon is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. ... Motto: The Crossroads for Opportunity Government Country  State   County United States  Connecticut   Tolland Incorporated 1808 Mayor Dr. Ellen Marmer (D) Geographical characteristics Area    - City 46. ... Vernon is a city located in Washington County, Florida. ... Vernon is a village located in Oneida County, New York. ... Vernon is a town located in Oneida County, New York. ... Vernon is a city located in Wilbarger County, Texas. ... Vernon Township is the name of some places in the U.S. state of Michigan: Vernon Township, Isabella County, Michigan Vernon Township, Shiawassee County, Michigan There is also the village of Vernon located in Shiawassee County, Michigan. ... Vernon, Vermont Vernon is a town located in Windham County, Vermont. ... Vernon County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Belle Vernon is a borough located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. ... New Vernon is a small community in Morris County, in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... North Vernon is a city located in Jennings County, Indiana. ... Vernon Hills is a city located in Lake County, Illinois. ... Vernon is a Township located in Sussex County, New Jersey and is about 1 hour from New York City and is part of the New York Metropolitan Area. ...

Things called Vernon: Dr Barbara Vernon is an Australian birth activist and currently the Executive Officer of the Australian College of Midwives. ... Belinda Vernon (1958 - ) is a former New Zealand politician. ... Bobby Vernon Bobby Vernon (Sylvian Des Jardins) March 9, 1898 - 28 June 1939) was a talented comic actor during the silent era, who became a writer and comedy supervisor at Paramount for W.C. Fields and Bing Crosby, when the sound era arrived. ... Caroline Nellie Vernon (2 August 1908 - 7 May 1988) was born in Woolwich, London to Emma Clark (nee Pearce) and Frederick Clark. ... Charles Charlie Vernon joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1986 as bass trombonist, coming from the Philadelphia Orchestra, where he had served in that same position since 1981. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Dai Vernon (born David Frederick Wingfield Verner June 11, 1894 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - died 1992 in Hollywood, California) was a Canadian magician. ... David Vernon is an Australian writer. ... Di Vernon is the heroine in Sir Walter Scotts Rob Roy, an enthusiastic royalist, distinguished for her beauty and talents. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Lieutenant Forbes George Vernon, ret. ... Gavin Vernon (born, August 11, 1926, died March 19, 2004) was a participant in the reclamation of the Stone of Destiny from Westminster Abbey, London, England on Christmas Day, 1950. ... George Frederick Vernon (born 20 June 1856 in Marylebone, London, England; died 10 August 1902 in Elmina, Gold Coast (now Ghana)) was a cricketer who played first-class cricket for Middlesex County Cricket Club. ... Howard Vernon Howard Vernon (15 July 1914 - 25 July 1996) was a Swiss actor. ... Irene Vernon is an actress who was born in the United States on January 16th 1922. ... Jackie Vernon (born Ralph Veroni on March 29, 1924; died November 10, 1987) was a stand-up comedian, actor and voice artist. ... John Vernon was the stage name of Adolph Raymond Vernon Agopsowicz (February 24, 1932–February 1, 2005). ... Jules Vernon (2 April 1867 - 17 May 1937) was born Walter Lester Pope Knyvette, in East India, as the son of an English officer in the army. ... Kate Vernon (born c. ... Michael J Vernon AM c1980 Michael Mike Vernon A.M. (2 April 1932 – 6 November 1993) was a prominent Australian consumer activist. ... Mickey Vernon, playing for Washington James Barton Vernon (Mickey) (born April 22, 1918 in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania) is a former Major League Baseball player for the Washington Senators (1939-1948, 1950-1955) for the majority of his career, plus 4 other teams: the Cleveland Indians (1949-1950, 1958), the Boston... Michael Mike Vernon (born 24 February 1963 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey player. ... Philip Anthony Vernon is a psychology professor who studies race and intelligence. ... Philip E. Vernon (6 June 1905—28 July 1987) was a psychology professor who studied race and intelligence. ... Sir Richard Vernon (March 7, 1925 - December 4, 1997) was a British actor. ... Roy Vernon (14 April 1937 in Ffynnongroyw in Flintshire, Wales - 1995) was a former footballer. ... Valerie Ann Vernon Valerie Ann Vernon was born October 5, 1974 in Los Angeles, California. ... William Vernons home William Vernon (January 17, 1719 – December 22, 1806) born in Newport, Rhode Island was a New England trader eventually was appointed president of the Eastern Navy Board during the American Revolution. ... The title of Baron Vernon was created in the Peerage of Great Britain in 1762 and is still extant. ...


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Flames retiring Mike Vernon's No. 30 (1759 words)
Vernon, who was born in Calgary, played his minor and junior hockey in the city and was drafted by the Flames, will see his number join Lanny McDonald's No. 9 in the Pengrowth Saddledome rafters next Feb. 6.
Vernon, 43, played 11 of his 17 NHL seasons in Calgary and was a pivotal player in the Flames' Stanley Cup win in 1989, when he had three shutouts and 16 wins in the playoffs.
Vernon, a five-time NHL all-star, was 18 and driving home from high-school in 1981 when he heard on the radio that he'd been drafted by the Flames after the club's first season in the NHL.
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Vernon was awarded the state historical marker, yet all claims were not substantiated and at least one refuted.
Vernon was designated the county seat by the newly elected county commissioners at their first meeting in May 6, 1817.
Vernon still operates under this charter and is the only town in the state that has an elected mayor as well as a town council.
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