Eaverdend History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Eaverdend comes from when the family resided in one of the places called Everton in the counties of Bedfordshire, Lancashire and Nottinghamshire. The surname Eaverdend belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Eaverdend family

The surname Eaverdend was first found in Lancashire, but other locals are quite possible as the name is derived from the Old English "eofor" + "tun" which meant "farmstead where the wild boars are seen." [1] Understandably this Old English expression could apply to many locals. Nevertheless, the name has two quite distinct entries in the Domesday Book of 1086: Eureton in Bedfordshire; Evreton in Nottinghamshire; and Everdone in Northamptonshire. [2]

Important Dates for the Eaverdend family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eaverdend research. Another 53 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1320, 1413, 1374, 1396, 1401, 1411, 1473, 1374, 1386, 1395, 1374, 1406 and 1386 are included under the topic Early Eaverdend History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Eaverdend Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Eaverdend has been recorded under many different variations, including Everton, Evarton, Evirton and others.

Early Notables of the Eaverdend family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Eaverdend Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Eaverdend family to Ireland

Some of the Eaverdend family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 256 words (18 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Eaverdend family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Eaverdend or a variant listed above: James Everton who arrived in New Orleans in 1823; Julia Everton arrived in Boston in 1850; Harnet Everton settled in Nantucket in 1823.

Citations

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
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