A family in the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland
was the first to use the name Eavett. They 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 Eavett family
The surname Eavett 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 Eavett family
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Eavett Spelling Variations
In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations
were the result. Over the years, the name Eavett has been spelled Eviot, Eviott, Evett, Evyot, Evyott, Evyotte and many more.
Early Notables of the Eavett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eavett family to the New World and Oceana
In such difficult times, Ireland
, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence
. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan
societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Eavett: John Evit who settled in Philadelphia in 1673; Arthur Evitt settled in Nevis in 1654; Ann Evitt and Elizabeth settled in New England
in 1806; Stephen Evitt settled in Philadelphia in 1836..