Evendon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Anglo-Saxon name Evendon comes from when the family resided in one of the places called Everton in the counties of Bedfordshire, Lancashire and Nottinghamshire. The surname Evendon belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Evendon family
The surname Evendon 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."  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. 
Early History of the Evendon family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Evendon research. Another 53 words (4 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 Evendon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Evendon Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Evendon include Everton, Evarton, Evirton and others.
Early Notables of the Evendon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Evendon family to Ireland
Some of the Evendon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 256 words (18 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Evendon migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Evendon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- William Evendon, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
- Sarah Evendon, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
- Mr. William Evendon, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Gertrude" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 9th February 1863 
- Mrs. Sarah Evendon, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Gertrude" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 9th February 1863 
- Eliza Evendon, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Merrington" in 1867
Related Stories +
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html