So far there are two family trees of the VERNIMBs:
My father presumed that our ancestors probably emigrated from the Netherlands to Mecklenburg and that they received, by a registrar, a b at the end of their name.
George said that his grandmother reported that the Vernimbs stem
from two brothers who probably emigrated from the Netherlands to Mecklenburg.
According to Michael Vernimb's father Heinrich (Henry) the Vernimbs stem from Flanders. In the past a part of Flanders belonged to the Netherlands (Holland).
Dr. Werner Schlick, professor for germanistics in Australia, great-grandson of Joh. Joachim Peter Vernimb, born 1838, presumes that Vernimb was a proper name in Mecklenburg, meaning as much as clever, sensible.
The oldest member ofFamily Tree 1 is Jacob Friedrich Ludwig Vernimb, born approximately at 1745 in Gadebusch.
The parish registers of Gadebusch and Rehna were put on microfilm and can be looked at in an archive in Schwerin, Mecklenburg. They begin in 1621. The handwritten entries contain gaps for several years and can be read with difficulty only.
From theresults of a first inspection of these archives and from searches organized by George Vernimb and Werner Schlick a Family Tree 4 was drafted which contains many gaps and uncertainties but might help in placing new "findings".