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

The ancient Pictish-Scottish family that first used the name Evett lived on the lands of Eviot in Angus where the family has a long and distinguished history dating back to the early Middle Ages.

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The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. Evett has been spelled Eviot, Eviott, Evett, Evyot, Evyott, Evyotte and many more.

First found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, 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 Evett research. Another 149 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1478 and 1230 are included under the topic Early Evett History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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

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This oppression forced many Scots to leave their homelands. Most of these chose North America as their destination. Although the journey left many sick and poor, these immigrants were welcomed the hardy with great opportunity. Many of these settlers stood up for their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. More recently, Scots abroad have recovered much of their collective heritage through highland games and other patriotic functions and groups. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has located various settlers bearing the name Evett:

Evett Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • John Evett, who arrived in Maryland or Virginia in 1671

Evett Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Ann Jane Evett, who arrived in America in 1806
  • Elizth Evett, who landed in America in 1806

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  • Robert Evett (1874-1949), English singer and actor


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  2. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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  5. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  6. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  7. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  8. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
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The Evett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Evett 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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