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Where did the English Everitt family come from? What is the English Everitt family crest and coat of arms? When did the Everitt family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Everitt family history?

The rich and ancient history of the Everitt family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes from the Germanic personal name Eberhard. Everitt is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Many patronymic surnames were formed by adopting the given name of an ancestor of the bearer, while others came from popular religious names, and from the names of secular heroes. The surname Everitt comes from the Germanic given name Eberhard, which was composed of the elements eber and hard, which mean wild boar and brave, hardy, or strong. This surname first appeared in England in Wiltshire, where members of this family had lived since before the Norman invasion of 1066.

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Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Everitt have been found, including Everett, Everatt, Everet and others.

First found in Wiltshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Everitt research. Another 233 words(17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Everitt History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Everitt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Everitt, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Everitt Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Christo Everitt, who landed in Virginia in 1635

Everitt Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • John Everitt, who arrived in Virginia in 1701

Everitt Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • William Everitt, who landed in New York, NY in 1815

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  • William Lee "Wild Bill" Everitt (1868-1938), American Major League Baseball infielder who played from 1895 to 1901
  • Matt Everitt (b. 1972), English radio presenter currently working for BBC Radio 6 Music
  • Peter "Spida" Everitt (b. 1974), former Australian rules footballer
  • Andrejs Everitt (b. 1989), Australian rules footballer
  • Barry "The Boot" Everitt (b. 1976), Irish former rugby union footballer


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  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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The Everitt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Everitt Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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