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Everard is a name whose history dates far back into the mists of early British times to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes. It is a name for a a hard and ever enduring personality. The surname Everard originally derived from the Old German Eberhardt which referred to the endurance and strength of a boar. It was adopted in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. Everard of Normandy and William Evrard were both listed in the Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae, 1198. 1

Early Origins of the Everard family

The surname Everard was first found in the Domesday Book of 1086 where Ebrard, Eurardus were listed at that time. 2 Richard and William Everard were listed in the Curia Regis Rolls for Bedfordshire in 1204 and later in the Assize Rolls for Somerset in 1225. A few years later, William Euerrad was listed in the Pipe Rolls for Leicestershire in 1230. Symon Eborard was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1215 in Norfolk. 3

Eborard or Everard (1083?-1150), was the second bishop of Norwich, whose whole career is involved in a mist of uncertainty. "Till recently it was believed without misgiving that he was the son of Roger, Lord of Belleme. All that we certainly know of Eborard is that he was Archdeacon of Salisbury in 1121." 4

Early History of the Everard family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Everard research. Another 48 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1187, 1560, 1575, 1611, 1625, 1633, 1650, 1654, 1656, 1661, 1664, 1668, 1679, 1680 and 1694 are included under the topic Early Everard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Everard 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. Everard has been recorded under many different variations, including Everard, Evererd, Everid and others.

Early Notables of the Everard family

Notables of the family at this time include

  • John Everard (1575?-1650?), English divine and mystic, probably born about 1575; Sir Richard Everard, 1st Baronet (died 1680) an English politician, Member of Parliament for Essex (1654-1656); and Sir...
  • Thomas Everard alias Everett (1560-1633), was an Enlgish Jesuit, born at Linstead, Suffolk, on 8 Feb. 1560, the son of Henry Everard, a gentleman who suffered imprisonment for the Catholic faith. (NBi...
  • Robert Everard (fl. 1664), was an Engliish Catholic writer, a gentleman of liberal education who had been engaged in the civil war with the rank of captain in the reign of Charles I. 4

Ireland Migration of the Everard family to Ireland

Some of the Everard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 54 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Everard migration to the United States +

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 Everard or a variant listed above:

Everard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Sarah Everard, who landed in New England in 1638 5
  • William Everard, who arrived in Maryland in 1638-1643 5
  • Martha and Phillip Everard who settled in Virginia in 1660
  • Francis Everard, who arrived in Maryland in 1663 5
  • Thomas Everard, who arrived in Maryland in 1668 5
Everard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ebenezer Everard, aged 41, who arrived in New York in 1812 5
  • Laurent Everard, who arrived in Mississippi in 1834 5
  • John Everard, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1856

Canada Everard migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Everard Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Fras Everard, who landed in Canada in 1812
  • Fras Everard, aged 20, who arrived in Canada in 1812
  • L P Everard, who landed in Victoria, British Columbia in 1862

Australia Everard migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Everard Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Patrick Everard, a baker, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Charles George Everard, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Africaine" in 1836 6
  • Catherine Everard, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Africaine" in 1836 6
  • John Everard, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1839 7
  • George Everard, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caspar" in 1849 8

New Zealand Everard 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:

Everard Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Rachel Everard, (b. 1841), aged 33, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Dorette" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 14th April 1874 9

West Indies Everard migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. 10
Everard Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • John Everard, who settled in Jamaica in 1684

Contemporary Notables of the name Everard (post 1700) +

  • Jean Hinrichs Everard (1905-1985), American Illustrator, painter, and author, who worked under the name Eric Sloan
  • William Everard, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives 106th District, 1978 11
  • Sir Christopher Everard, British General
  • Colonel Sir Nugent Everard,
  • Johnny Everard (1924-2021), Irish hurler and Gaelic footballer who played for Tipperary (1949-1950)
  • Timothy Everard, Diplomat
  • William Everard, who co-established a colony known as the "digger" in England in 1649, in which land was cultivated communally
  • Robert Everard Woodson Jr. (1904-1963), American botanist, curator of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Ralph Everard Gonsalves (b. 1946), Vincentian politician, 4th Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and leader of the Unity Labour Party (2001-)
  • General Earle Everard Partridge (1900-1990), American Commanding General Air Defense Command (1955-1956) 12

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