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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Eveleigh come from when the family resided in either of the settlements called Everley in Wiltshire or the West Riding of Yorkshire. The surname Eveleigh belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Eveleigh Early Origins



The surname Eveleigh was first found in North Yorkshire at Everley or at Everleigh in Wiltshire. Both are rather old villages. Everley in Yorkshire dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Eurelai [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and Everleigh in Wiltshire dates back further to Saxon times when it was listed as Eburleagh. Both have similar origins in that they both literally mean "wood or clearing frequented by wild boars," from the Old English words "eofar" + "leah." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Eveleigh Spelling Variations


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Eveleigh Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Eveleigh has been recorded under many different variations, including Everley, Eveleigh, Eveley, Evelley, Everlie and others.

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Eveleigh Early History


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Eveleigh Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eveleigh research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1268, 1511, 1586, 1554 and 1554 are included under the topic Early Eveleigh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eveleigh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eveleigh Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eveleigh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eveleigh In Ireland


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Eveleigh In Ireland



Some of the Eveleigh family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words (3 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


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Eveleigh or a variant listed above:

Eveleigh Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anna Eveleigh, aged 55, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • Cyril Eveleigh, aged 34, who landed in America from London, England, in 1911
  • Netter Eveleigh, aged 35, who landed in America from Canterbury, England, in 1914
  • Doris Eveleigh, aged 24, who settled in America from Kingston, Jamaica, in 1917
  • Ada Maisonette Eveleigh, aged 53, who landed in America from Broabstairs England, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Eveleigh Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Jessie Eveleigh, aged 24, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1912
  • Josephine Eveleigh, aged 60, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1912
  • Sydney M Eveleigh, aged 43, who emigrated to Vancouver, Canada, in 1914

Eveleigh Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Eveleigh arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Hartley" in 1837 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARTLEY 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Hartley.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eveleigh (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Eveleigh (post 1700)



  • Dennis G. Eveleigh (b. 1947), American jurist, Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court
  • Nicholas Eveleigh (1748-1791), American planter and politician, Member of South Carolina State House of Representatives, 1781; Delegate to Continental Congress from South Carolina, 1781-82
  • William George Eveleigh (1868-1950), English organist at Saint Finbarre's Cathedral in Cork, Ireland
  • John Eveleigh (1716-1770), English rector of Winkleigh in Devon, father of John Eveleigh, Provost of Orial College
  • John Eveleigh (1748-1814), English churchman and academic, Provost of Oriel College, Oxford from 1781
  • Robert Eveleigh (b. 1962), English former professional footballer
  • John Eveleigh, English surveyor and architect in Bath in the late 1700's
  • Kevin Alfred Eveleigh (b. 1947), former New Zealand rugby union player
  • Sir Edward Walter Eveleigh QC (1917-2014), British barrister, judge and British Army officer

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Eveleigh Historic Events


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Eveleigh Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Trevor James Eveleigh, British Signalman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking, was listed as missing and presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore 1942

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARTLEY 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Hartley.htm

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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