Evarard is an ancient name dating from the times of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person who was a a hard and ever enduring personality. The surname Evarard originally derived from the Old German Eberhardt
which referred to the endurance and strength of a boar.
It was adopted in England
after the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Evarard family
The surname Evarard was first found in Essex
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 Evarard family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Evarard research.Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1380, 1680, 1654, 1656, 1625, 1694, 1661, 1679, 1611 and 1668 are included under the topic Early Evarard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Evarard Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Evarard include Everard, Evererd, Everid and others.
Early Notables of the Evarard family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Esmond de Everard about 1380; Sir Richard Everard, 1st Baronet
(died 1680) an English politician, Member of Parliament for Essex
(1654-1656); Sir Richard Everard, 2nd Baronet
(1625-1694), an English politician, Member... Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Evarard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Evarard family to Ireland
Some of the Evarard family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 71 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Evarard family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Evarard were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Martha and Phillip Everard who settled in Virginia in 1660; John Everard settled in Jamaica in 1684; another John Everard arrived in Philadelphia in 1856..