Eve History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Eve reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Eve family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Eve 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 Eve family
The surname Eve 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 Eve family
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Eve Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Eve, Eves, Eaves, Evers, Ivers, Ievers and others.
Early Notables of the Eve family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eve family to Ireland
Some of the Eve family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Eve migration to the United States +
Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Eve name or one of its variants:
Eve Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Elizabeth Eve, aged 12, who landed in South Carolina in 1732 
- Joseph Eve, who landed in Virginia in 1750 
Contemporary Notables of the name Eve (post 1700) +
- Martin Eve, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2004 
- Lee C. Eve, American Democrat politician, Member, Credentials Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008 
- Joseph N. Eve, American politician, Member of Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1853-54 
- John G. Eve, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1872 
- John Elbert Eve, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1912 
- J. Hammond Eve, American politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives from Chatham County, 1923-24 
- Henry P. Eve, American politician, Member of Georgia State Senate, 1950 
- Constance B. Eve, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1996, 2000 
- Claudia J. Eve, American Democrat politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates 28th District, 1984 
- Arthur O. Eve (b. 1933), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1967-2001; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972, 1976, 1984, 1988, 1996, 2000 
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html