The Pictish clans of ancient Scotland
were the ancestors of the first people to use the name Eveard. It comes from on the lands of Eviot
where the family has a long and distinguished history dating back to the early Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Eveard family
The surname Eveard 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.
Early History of the Eveard family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eveard research.Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1478 and 1230 are included under the topic Early Eveard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Eveard Spelling Variations
Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations
were a common result of this process. Eveard has appeared Eviot, Eviott, Evett, Evyot, Evyott, Evyotte and many more.
Early Notables of the Eveard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eveard family to the New World and Oceana
Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence
. The Clan
societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Eveard name: John Evit who settled in Philadelphia in 1673; Arthur Evitt settled in Nevis in 1654; Ann Evitt and Elizabeth settled in New England
in 1806; Stephen Evitt settled in Philadelphia in 1836..