name Evendon comes from when the family resided in one of the places called Everton in the counties of Bedfordshire
. 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." 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Early History of the Evendon family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Evendon 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 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 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.
Migration of the Evendon family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
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
- Eliza Evendon, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Merrington" in 1867