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Evelyn is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Evelyn 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.

Evelyn Early Origins



The surname Evelyn was first found in Surrey where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Evelyn Spelling Variations


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Evelyn Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Evelyn include Evelyn, Ivelyn, Aveling and others.

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Evelyn Early History


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Evelyn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Evelyn research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1579, 1620, 1706, 1631, 1706, 1591, 1664, 1628, 1660, 1601, 1685, 1626, 1640, 1648, 1660, 1660, 1620, 1706, 1818, 1655, 1699, 1633, 1671, 1664, 1666, 1677, 1702 and 1702 are included under the topic Early Evelyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Evelyn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Evelyn Early Notables (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...

Another 90 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Evelyn Notables 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



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Evelyns to arrive on North American shores:

Evelyn Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Evelyn, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • George Evelyn, who landed in Virginia in 1649
  • Mountjoy Evelyn, who arrived in Virginia in 1650

Evelyn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis Evelyn settled in Philadelphia in 1874
  • Edward W Evelyn, who arrived in Mississippi in 1885

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Contemporary Notables of the name Evelyn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Evelyn (post 1700)



  • Sir John Evelyn (1758-1833), 4th Baronet, English peer
  • John Evelyn of Wotton (1743-1827), English cousin of Frederick Evelyn
  • Sir John Evelyn (1706-1767), 2nd Baronet, a British politician, Member of Parliament for Helston (1726-1741), Member of Parliament for Penryn (1741-1747), Member of Parliament for Helston (1747-1767)
  • Sir John Evelyn (1682-1763), 1st Baronet of Wotton, British politician, Fellow of the Royal Society in January 1723, only surviving son of John Evelyn the Younger

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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.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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    The Evelyn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Evelyn 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 24 August 2015 at 11:01.

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