Eva History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Eva is a name that first reached England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Eva family lived in Lincoln and Yorkshire. The name, however, derives from the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, the arrondisement of Eure in Normandy. They were called d'Evers or d'Evere, at this time, in the location form of the name, meaning from Eure.

Early Origins of the Eva family

The surname Eva was first found in Lincoln and Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, being granted lands by Duke William of Normandy. They were originally from the Department of Eure in Normandy, and were anciently styled d'Evers or d'Evere.

Early History of the Eva family

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Eva Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Eva are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Eva include Eve, Eves, Eaves, Evers, Ivers, Ievers and others.

Early Notables of the Eva family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Eva family to Ireland

Some of the Eva family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Eva migration to the United States +

Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Eva, or a variant listed above:

Eva Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anna Eva, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
Eva Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Marcello Eva, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Argentina" from Trieste, Italy [2]
  • Joyce Eva, aged 17, originally from Acerington, England, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Carmania" from Liverpool, England [3]
  • Stanley Eva, aged 34, originally from Camborne, England, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Olympic" from Southampton, England [4]
  • Clara Eva, aged 44, originally from Acerington, England, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Carmania" from Liverpool, England [5]

Australia Eva migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Eva Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Henry Eva, (b. 1822), aged 19 born in Gwinear, Cornwall, UK convicted in Cornwall on 4th August 1841, sentenced for death reduced to life then 10 years, transported aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1842 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [6]
  • Mr. Henry Eva, (b. 1822), aged 19, Cornish settler convicted in Cornwall, UK on 4th August 1841, sentenced for 10 years, transported aboard the ship "Moffatt" on 10th August 1842 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [7]
  • Josiah Eva, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1846 [8]
  • Sarah Eva, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Theresa" in 1847 [9]
  • Mr. William Eva, (b. 1811), aged 42, Cornish mason departing from Plymouth on 7th October 1852 aboard the ship "Stebonheath" arriving in Geelong, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 18th January 1853 [10]
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New Zealand Eva migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Eva Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Phillip Eva, (b. 1820), aged 20, Cornish mason born in Cornwall travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Oriental" arriving in New Plymouth, Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand via Wellington on 7th November 1841 [11]
  • Mr. John Eva, (b. 1839), aged 24, Cornish mason from Cornwall travelling from London aboard the ship "Tiptree" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 20th January 1864 [11]
  • Mrs. Mary Ann Eva, (b. 1841), aged 22, Cornish settler from Cornwall travelling from London aboard the ship "Tiptree" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 20th January 1864 [11]
  • Mr. John Eva, (b. 1840), aged 23, Cornish mason departing on 20th October 1863 aboard the ship "Tiptree" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 20th January 1864 [12]
  • Mrs. Mary Ann Eva, (b. 1841), aged 22, Cornish settler departing on 20th October 1863 aboard the ship "Tiptree" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 20th January 1864 [12]

Contemporary Notables of the name Eva (post 1700) +

  • Bjørg Eva Jensen (b. 1960), Norwegian speed skater
  • Mary Eva Candon, American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from District of Columbia, 2004-08; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 2004, 2008 [13]
  • Mrs. Eva Olga Clarke B.E.M. (b. 1945), British Holocaust survivor, was appointed Medallist of the British Empire Medal 29th December 2018 for services to Holocaust Education [14]
  • Eva Vicki Lamouret (1927-2002), born Veda Victoria Ross, American member of the trio of American singers and dancers known as the Ross Sisters who performed as a three-part harmony trio
  • Eva Gun Monica Nordquist Graffman (b. 1941), Swedish actress
  • Eva Felicitas Habermann (b. 1976), German actress, best known for playing the role of Zev Bellringer in the television series Lexx
  • Eva Elizabeth Rodgerson (b. 1945), born Eva Elizabeth MacMillan, a Canadian politician, MLA for West Point-Bloomfield, Prince Edward Island, (2000-2007)
  • Eva Leanza Cornett (b. 1971), American television personality and beauty pageant titleholder from Big Stone Gap, Virginia, Miss America (1993), Miss Florida (1992), National Sweetheart (1991)
  • Eva Shockey (b. 1988), Canadian hunter who was the first woman in 30 years to make the front cover of Field & Stream magazine, daughter of Jim Shockey
  • Eva Todor (1919-2017), née Fodor, a Brazilian actress


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67P-H2X : 6 December 2014), Marcello Eva, 03 Jun 1919; citing departure port Trieste, arrival port New York, ship name Argentina, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CC-4Z3 : 6 December 2014), Joyce Eva, 19 Dec 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Carmania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CS-XYQ : 6 December 2014), Stanley Eva, 15 Sep 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Olympic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CC-4ZS : 6 December 2014), Clara Eva, 19 Dec 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Carmania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/tasmanian_convicts_cornish.pdf
  7. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
  8. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ABBERTON 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Abberton.htm
  9. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THERESA 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Theresa.htm
  10. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  11. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  12. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  13. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  14. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists


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