From what I have been able to determine to date, I find no family connection between the early (early 1800's) pioneer VARNES' in Florida and the Pennsylvania VARNES' who descended from Conrad Werntz (Wernss, Woernss,Worntz, et al.)who settled in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania in 1730s, having arrived in Philadelphia in 1729 from Rotterdam, via English port of Deal, on the English ship MORTONHOUSE, James Coultas, Master. If there is proof to the contrary, I will stand corrected, but I haven't seen any so far. What I have been able to determine is that the early Florida VARNES' are descended from Jacob Varn (Warn, Wern), a 17th century settler (supposedly from Germany) in South Carolina. As with family names 150 to 250 years ago, I suspect that VARN got changed along the way to VARNS and/or VARNES. I would appreciate some constructive feedback. Thanks.John D. Varnes.