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

When the ancestors of the Evingham family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Lincolnshire, at Manor of Barton upon Humber.

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Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Evingham have been found, including Everingham, Everinghame, Evringham, Evringhame, Evingham and many more.

First found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Barton upon Humber. At the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086, Barton-upon-Humber was held by Gilbert de Ghent, a Norman noble, appointed by Earl Hugh, the Earl of Chester. Conjecturally, the Everinghams were descended from Gilbert. There is early record of a Thomas de Everingham (b. circa 1150) of Everingham, Yorkshire.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Evingham research. Another 353 words(25 lines of text) covering the years 1309, 1371, 1313, 1474 and 1530 are included under the topic Early Evingham History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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

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For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Evingham were among those contributors: Jeremie Everingha, who was recorded in Virginia in 1671; Henry Evringham who landed in North America in 1750; James Evringham, born circa 1760 in New Jersey, was a British loyalist, whose oath of allegiance was recorded in Canada in 1796.

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The Evingham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Evingham 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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