The saga of the Eavord family begins among the people of the ancient tribe of the Picts
. 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 Eavord family
The surname Eavord 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 Eavord family
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Eavord Spelling Variations
Although Medieval Scotland
lacked a basic set of spelling rules, which meant that scribes recorded names according to their sounds it was not uncommon for the names of a father and son to be recorded differently. As a result, there are many spelling variations
of Scottish single names. Eavord has been written Eviot, Eviott, Evett, Evyot, Evyott, Evyotte and many more.
Early Notables of the Eavord family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eavord family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of Scots left their home country to travel to Ireland
, or to cross the Atlantic for the North American colonies. The difficult crossing was an enormous hurdle, but those who survived found freedom and opportunity in ample measure. Some Scots even fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence
. This century, their ancestors have become aware of the illustrious history of the Scots in North America and at home through Clan
societies and other organizations. Passenger and immigration lists show many early and influential immigrants bearing the name Eavord: 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..