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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.

Eve Early Origins



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.

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Eve Spelling Variations


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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.

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Eve Early History


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Eve Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eve research. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eve History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eve Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eve Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eve Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eve In Ireland


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Eve In Ireland



Some of the Eve family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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, landed in South Carolina in 1732
  • Joseph Eve, who landed in Virginia in 1750

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eve (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. 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).
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    The Eve Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eve 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 20 November 2015 at 13:58.

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