This interesting name is of Medieval English origin and is a dialectal variant of Verity, a name prevalent in Yorkshire, and a nickname surname given to a truthful person or even perhaps to someone who had acted the part of the personified quality of Truth in a mystery play or pageant. The derivation is from the Middle English 'verite', the Old French 'verite', and Latin 'veritas', meaning truth. In the modern idiom the variants include Veart, Vart and Varty. Amongst the sample recordings in Durham is the marriage of James Veart and Isabell Gibson on November 26th 1776 at Gainford, and in Yorkshire the marriage of William Veart and Margaret Burnsides on February 6th 1794 at Whitby. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Adam (le) Verite, which was dated 1275, Subsidy Rolls Worcestershire, during the reign of King Edward 1, '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.