Evaridge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Anglo-Saxon name Evaridge comes from its first bearer, who was a a hard and ever enduring personality. The surname Evaridge 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 of 1066. Everard of Normandy and William Evrard were both listed in the Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae, 1198. 
Early Origins of the Evaridge family
The surname Evaridge was first found in the Domesday Book of 1086 where Ebrard, Eurardus were listed at that time.  Richard and William Everard were listed in the Curia Regis Rolls for Bedfordshire in 1204 and later in the Assize Rolls for Somerset in 1225. A few years later, William Euerrad was listed in the Pipe Rolls for Leicestershire in 1230. Symon Eborard was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1215 in Norfolk. 
Eborard or Everard (1083?-1150), was the second bishop of Norwich, whose whole career is involved in a mist of uncertainty. "Till recently it was believed without misgiving that he was the son of Roger, Lord of Belleme. All that we certainly know of Eborard is that he was Archdeacon of Salisbury in 1121." 
Early History of the Evaridge family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Evaridge research. Another 48 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1575, 1650, 1575, 1680, 1654, 1656, 1625, 1694, 1661, 1679, 1560, 1633, 1560, 1664, 1611, 1668 and 1187 are included under the topic Early Evaridge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Evaridge Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Evaridge has been spelled many different ways, including Everard, Evererd, Everid and others.
Early Notables of the Evaridge family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include John Everard (1575?-1650?), English divine and mystic, probably born about 1575; Sir Richard Everard, 1st Baronet (died 1680) an English politician, Member of Parliament for Essex (1654-1656); and Sir Richard Everard, 2nd Baronet (1625-1694), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Westminster (1661-1679).
Thomas Everard alias Everett (1560-1633), was an Enlgish Jesuit, born at Linstead, Suffolk, on 8 Feb. 1560, the son of Henry Everard, a gentleman...
Migration of the Evaridge family to Ireland
Some of the Evaridge family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Migration of the Evaridge family
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Evaridges to arrive in North America: 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..