Show ContentsEveland History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Eveland came to England with the ancestors of the Eveland family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Eveland family lived in Surrey. The name, however, derives from the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Ivelyn, in Calvados, Normandy. The Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae noted Roger Ivelin, Normandy 1198. [1]

Early Origins of the Eveland family

The surname Eveland was first found in Surrey where "the family, said to have come originally from Evelyn in Normandy, had settled in Shropshire and afterwards in Middlesex. " [2]

From this verifiable source, we found Burke in his Burke's Landed Gentry who claimed derives it from a place in Shropshire "now called Evelyn, but formerly written Avelyn and Ivelyn." (Burke) However, this claim has met with disagreement as "the name of that place was formerly Evelyth, which has never been that of the family of Evelyn. " [1]

Early History of the Eveland family

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Eveland Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Eveland are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Eveland include Evelyn, Ivelyn, Aveling and others.

Early Notables of the Eveland family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir John Evelyn (1591-1664), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1628 and 1660, reluctant supporter of the Parliamentary side in the English Civil War; Sir John Evelyn (1601-1685), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Wilton (1626), Ludgershall (1640-1648), and 1660 and Stockbridge in 1660; John Evelyn FRS (1620-1706), an English writer, gardener and diarist, best known for...
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Eveland Ranking

In the United States, the name Eveland is the 9,709th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [3]

United States Eveland migration to the United States +

Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Eveland, or a variant listed above:

Eveland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • L J Eveland, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [4]
Eveland Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Frank Eveland, aged 53, who immigrated to America, in 1905
  • Bertha Eveland, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Samuel S. Eveland, aged 38, who settled in America, in 1908
  • Mrs. Samuel S. Eveland, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Louise Eveland, aged 14, who immigrated to the United States, in 1908
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Contemporary Notables of the name Eveland (post 1700) +

  • Wilbur Crane "Bill" Eveland (1918-1990), American World War II veteran, a CIA station chief, and critic of US foreign policy
  • William Perry Eveland (1864-1916), American Missionary Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Dennis Eveland (b. 1952), American guitarist and electronic musician
  • Dana James Eveland (b. 1983), American Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher
  • Maurice C. Eveland (1893-1956), American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Secretary of State of Michigan, 1942; Candidate for Michigan State Treasurer, 1950 [5]
  • Mrs. Lyle Eveland, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for California, 1952 [5]
  • H. Lloyd Eveland, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1936; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 8th District, 1938 [5]
  • Abel Eveland, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Steuben County 1st District, 1859 [5]

The Eveland Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Durete
Motto Translation: Hardness.

  1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  3. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  4. 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)
  5. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from on Facebook