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The chronicles of the Evatt family reach back into Scottish history to an ancient tribe known as the Picts. The ancestors of the Evatt family lived on the lands of Eviot in Angus where the family has a long and distinguished history dating back to the early Middle Ages.

Evatt Early Origins



The surname Evatt was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, 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.

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Evatt Spelling Variations


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Evatt Spelling Variations



When the first dictionaries were invented in the last few hundred years, spelling gradually became standardized. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound. Names were often recorded under different spelling variations every time they were written. Evatt has been written Eviot, Eviott, Evett, Evyot, Evyott, Evyotte and many more.

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Evatt Early History


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Evatt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Evatt research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1478 and 1230 are included under the topic Early Evatt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Evatt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Evatt Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Evatt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The crossing to North America did not seem so great in comparison with the hardships many Scots endured at home. It was long, expensive, and cramped, but also rewarding. North America offered land and the chance for settlers to prove themselves in a new place. And many did prove themselves as they fought to forge a new nation in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of those Scots can now experience much of their once-lost heritage through the Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up across North America in the last century. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Evatt:

Evatt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Evatt, aged 20, arrived in New York in 1812

Evatt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Evatt arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Munn" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Evatt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Evatt (post 1700)



  • Mike Evatt, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 2008
  • Richard Evatt (1973-2012), nicknamed "Tiger," a British amateur and professional boxer in the super featherweight division
  • Elizabeth Andreas Evatt AC (b. 1933), Australian reformist lawyer and jurist, the first Chief Judge of the Family Court of Australia
  • Clive Raleigh Evatt QC (1900-1984), Australian politician, barrister and raconteur, Member of the New South Wales Parliament for Hurstville (1939-1959)
  • Ian Ross Evatt (b. 1981), English footballer who plays for Chesterfield
  • Dr. Herbert Vere Evatt QC KStJ (1894-1965), Australian judge, lawyer, parliamentarian and writer, Justice of the High Court of Australia (1930-1940), Chief Justice of New South Wales (1960-1962), 15th Leader of the Opposition (1951-1960)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    3. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    5. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    10. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
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    The Evatt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Evatt 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.

    This page was last modified on 7 October 2015 at 11:35.

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