The name Everdon belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons
. It is a product of their having lived in one of the places called Everton in the counties of Bedfordshire
. The surname Everdon 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 Everdon family
The surname Everdon 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 Everdon family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Everdon 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 Everdon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Everdon Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Everdon include Everton, Evarton, Evirton and others.
Early Notables of the Everdon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Everdon family to Ireland
Some of the Everdon 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 Everdon family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Everdon were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: James Everton who arrived in New Orleans in 1823; Julia Everton arrived in Boston in 1850; Harnet Everton settled in Nantucket in 1823.