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Where did the English Heverley family come from? What is the English Heverley family crest and coat of arms? When did the Heverley family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Heverley family history?The ancestors of the name Heverley date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Heverley family lived in either of the settlements called Everley in Wiltshire or the West Riding of Yorkshire. The surname Heverley belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Heverley are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Heverley include: Everley, Eveleigh, Eveley, Evelley, Everlie and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heverley research. Another 173 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 126 and 1268 are included under the topic Early Heverley History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Heverley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Heverley or a variant listed above: Katherine Everley who settled in Virginia in 1654; Simon Everley settled in Philadelphia in 1753.
The Heverley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Heverley 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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