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Where did the English Eberly family come from? What is the English Eberly family crest and coat of arms? When did the Eberly family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Eberly family history?Eberly is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in either of the settlements called Everley in Wiltshire or the West Riding of Yorkshire. The surname Eberly belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
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. Eberly has been recorded under many different variations, including Everley, Eveleigh, Eveley, Evelley, Everlie and others.
First found in North Yorkshire at Everley or at Everleigh in Wiltshire. Both are rather old villages. Everley in Yorkshire dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Eurelai  and Everleigh in Wiltshire dates back further to Saxon times when it was listed as Eburleagh. Both have similar origins in that they both literally mean "wood or clearing frequented by wild boars," from the Old English words "eofar" + "leah." 
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eberly research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1268, 1511, 1586, 1554 and 1554 are included under the topic Early Eberly History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eberly Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Eberly family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
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 Eberly or a variant listed above:
Eberly Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Eberly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Eberly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eberly Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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