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The ancient roots of the Evenden family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Evenden comes from when the family lived in one of the places called Everton in the counties of Bedfordshire, Lancashire and Nottinghamshire. The surname Evenden belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Evenden Early Origins



The surname Evenden was first found in Lancashire, but other locals are quite possible as the name is derived from the Old English "eofor" + "tun" which meant "farmstead where the wild boars are seen." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Understandably this Old English expression could apply to many locals. Nevertheless, the name has two quite distinct entries in the Domesday Book of 1086: Eureton in Bedfordshire; Evreton in Nottinghamshire; and Everdone in Northamptonshire. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

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Evenden Spelling Variations


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Evenden Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Evenden has appeared include Everton, Evarton, Evirton and others.

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Evenden Early History


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Evenden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Evenden research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1320, 1413, 1374, 1396, 1401, 1411, 1473, 1374, 1386, 1395, 1374, 1406 and 1386 are included under the topic Early Evenden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Evenden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Evenden Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Evenden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Evenden In Ireland


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Evenden In Ireland



Some of the Evenden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 501 words (36 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Evenden arrived in North America very early:

Evenden Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Evenden, who landed in Maryland in 1669

Evenden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Loud Evenden, who arrived in America in 1811
  • Walter Evenden, aged 28, who settled in America from London, in 1892

Evenden Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Harry Herbert Evenden, aged 32, who emigrated to America from Hythe, England, in 1911
  • Alfred Evenden, aged 2, who landed in America from Cranbrook, England, in 1912
  • Frank Evenden, aged 28, who landed in America from St. Albans, England, in 1912
  • Louise Ellen Evenden, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Milford, England, in 1914
  • Fred Evenden, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, in 1917
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Evenden Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Evenden, aged 24, a plasterer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Collingwood" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Evenden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Evenden (post 1700)



  • Charles Evenden (1894-1961), English soldier, cartoonist, and author, best remembered as the founder of the Memorable Order of Tin Hats

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. 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).
  10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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The Evenden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Evenden 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.

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