The name Eavingghan arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Eavingghan family lived in the East Riding of Yorkshire
Early Origins of the Eavingghan family
The surname Eavingghan was first found in Yorkshire
at Everingham, a parish, in the union of Pocklington, Holme-Beacon division of the wapentake
of Harthill. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
This ancient Saxon village was originally listed as Yferingaham c. 972 and literally meant "homestead of the family or followers of a man called Eofor," from the Old English personal name
+ "-inga" + "ham." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
By the time of the Domesday Book
in 1086 the parish was known Evringham. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
There is early record of a Thomas de Everingham (b. circa 1150) of Everingham, Yorkshire
. A few years later the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273 listed Adam de Everingham in Nottinghamshire
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Eavingghan family
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Eavingghan Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. When the Normans
became the ruling people of England
in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Everingham, Everinghame, Evringham, Evringhame, Evingham and many more.
Early Notables of the Eavingghan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eavingghan family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England
. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Eavingghan or a variant listed above were: Jeremie Everingha, who was recorded in Virginia in 1671; Henry Evringham who landed in North America in 1750; James Evringham, born circa 1760 in New Jersey, was a British loyalist, whose oath of allegiance was recorded in Canada in 1796.