The Evetts family name was first used by descendants of the Pictish people of ancient Scotland
. It is a name for someone who lived on the lands of Eviot
where the family has a long and distinguished history dating back to the early Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Evetts family
The surname Evetts was 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.
Early History of the Evetts family
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Evetts Spelling Variations
Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations
. In various documents, Evetts has been spelled Eviot, Eviott, Evett, Evyot, Evyott, Evyotte and many more.
Early Notables of the Evetts family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Evetts family to the New World and Oceana
The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Evetts:
Evetts Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- August Evetts, aged 21, who arrived in America from Hamburg, Germany, in 1906
- Elizabeth Evetts, aged 50, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1906
- Edgar Evetts, aged 30, who arrived in America from Rio de Janeiro, South America, in 1918
- Emma Evetts, aged 36, who arrived in America from Newcastle-under-Lyme, England, in 1921
Contemporary Notables of the name Evetts (post 1700)
- Steve Evetts, American music producer
- Clinton Evetts, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Texas, 2012 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Lieutenant-General Sir John Fullerton Evetts CB, CBE, MC (1891-1988), English career soldier of the British Army, General Officer Commanding the 6th Division in 1941
- Hayley Evetts (b. 1976), English singer, TV presenter and stage actor
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