The ancestors of the Eveart family were part of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts
. They lived 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 Eveart family
The surname Eveart 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 Eveart family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eveart research.Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1478 and 1230 are included under the topic Early Eveart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Eveart Spelling Variations
Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred
years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations
of the name Eveart include Eviot, Eviott, Evett, Evyot, Evyott, Evyotte and many more.
Early Notables of the Eveart family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eveart family to the New World and Oceana
The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence
, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan
societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Eveart: 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..