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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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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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Migration of the Eva family to the New World and Oceana


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]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "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.).
  • Joyce Eva, aged 17, originally from Acerington, England, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Carmania" from Liverpool, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "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.).
  • Stanley Eva, aged 34, originally from Camborne, England, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Olympic" from Southampton, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "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.).
  • Clara Eva, aged 44, originally from Acerington, England, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Carmania" from Liverpool, England [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "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.).

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]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/tasmanian_convicts_cornish.pdf
  • Josiah Eva, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1846 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ABBERTON 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Abberton.htm
  • Sarah Eva, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Theresa" in 1847 [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THERESA 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Theresa.htm
  • 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 [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  • Mrs. Grace Eva, (b. 1816), aged 37, Cornish settler departing from Plymouth on 7th October 1852 aboard the ship "Stebonheath" arriving in Geelong, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 18th January 1853 [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
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Eva Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • 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 [10]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • 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 [10]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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

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 [11]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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
  • Eva Hughes, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1964
  • Eva Lubbers (b. 1992), Dutch silver medalist sprinter and high jumper at the 2012 European Athletics Championships
  • Eva Sydney "Evie" Hone RHA (1894-1955), Irish painter and stained glass artist

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Citations


  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ABBERTON 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Abberton.htm
  8. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THERESA 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Theresa.htm
  9. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  10. ^ 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
  11. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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