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Evitt Surname History



Evitt is a name whose ancestors lived among the Picts, a tribe in ancient Scotland. The Evitt family lived on the lands of Eviot in Angus where the family has a long and distinguished history dating back to the early Middle Ages.


Early Origins of the Evitt family


The surname Evitt 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 Evitt family


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Evitt Spelling Variations


The appearance of the printing press and the first dictionaries in the last few hundred years did much to standardize spelling. Prior to that time scribes spelled according to sound, a practice that resulted in many spelling variations. Evitt has been spelled Eviot, Eviott, Evett, Evyot, Evyott, Evyotte and many more.

Early Notables of the Evitt family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Evitt family to the New World and Oceana


The expense of the crossing to the North American colonies seemed small beside the difficulties of remaining in Scotland. It was a long and hard trip, but at its end lay the reward of freedom. Some Scots remained faithful to England and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others fought in the American War of Independence. Much of this lost Scottish heritage has been recovered in the last century through Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Evitt:

Evitt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Arthur Evitt, who settled in Nevis in 1654
  • Arthur Evitt, who landed in Maryland in 1664 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Evitt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ann Evitt and Elizabeth settled in New England in 1806
  • Stephen Evitt, who settled in Philadelphia in 1836
  • Edward Evitt, who arrived in New York, NY in 1845 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Evitt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Evitt, aged 20, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • Thomas Evitt, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "North"

Evitt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • A. W. Evitt, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Surat" in 1864

Contemporary Notables of the name Evitt (post 1700)


  • Jim Evitt Jr., American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1944 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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