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Everest is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Everest family lived in Herefordshire. This family was originally from Evreux, in Eure, Normandy, and it is from the local form of this place-name, D'Evreux, literally translating as from Evreux, that their surname derives. They claim descent from "the sovereign house of Normandy, deriving from Robert Count of Evereux, Archbishop of Rouen, son of Richard I of Normandy." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)


Everest Early Origins



The surname Everest was first found in Herefordshire where Roger D'Evreux and his brother were listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. It was there that he married the sister of Walter de Lacy of Hereford. His widow, Helewysa gave lands to Gloucester Abbey and bore a son named Robert de Evrois. By 1165, there were two branches of the family in Hereford. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)

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Everest Spelling Variations


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Everest Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Devereaux, Deverall, Deverell, Deverill, Devreux and many more.

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Everest Early History


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Everest Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Everest research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1315, 1367, 1362, 1372, 1339, 1383, 1374, 1376, 1411, 1459, 1449, 1451, 1431, 1485, 1463, 1501, 1489, 1558, 1550, 1566, 1601, 1591, 1646, 1578, 1658, 1614, 1624, 1621, 1683, 1660, 1617 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Everest History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Everest Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Everest Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William Devereux of Bodenham ( c. 1315-1367), High Sheriff of Herefordshire (1362-1372); Sir Walter Devereux of Bodenham (c. 1339-1383), High Sheriff of Herefordshire (1374-1376); Walter Devereux (1411-1459) was Lord Chancellor of Ireland from 1449 to about 1451; Walter Devereux (son of Walter Devereux), jure...

Another 144 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Everest Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Everest In Ireland


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Everest In Ireland



Some of the Everest family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words (2 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



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Everest or a variant listed above:

Everest Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Everest, who landed in New York in 1833
  • Mary Everest, aged 38, who arrived in America from Glasgow, in 1892
  • Mrs Everest, aged 29, who arrived in America, in 1894
  • H. B. Everest, aged 55, who arrived in America, in 1895
  • Mrs. C.M. Everest, aged 30, who arrived in America from Hamilton, Bermuda, in 1897

Everest Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Janet A. Everest, aged 38, who arrived in America from London, in 1903
  • Agnes P. Everest, who arrived in America, in 1903
  • C. M. Everest, who arrived in America, in 1904
  • Charles L. Everest, aged 66, who arrived in America, in 1904
  • Sophie Everest, aged 39, who arrived in America from London, in 1904
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Everest Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Caroline Everest arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1858

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Contemporary Notables of the name Everest (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Everest (post 1700)



  • Josiah T. Everest, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Clinton County, 1855
  • F. F. Everest, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1912
  • Clark Everest, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1944
  • Erica Everest (b. 1972), born Debbie DeSilva, American actress
  • General Frank Fort Everest (1904-1983), American Commander-in-Chief of the US Air Forces in Europe (1957-1959)
  • Barbara Everest (1890-1968), English actress, known for her roles in Gaslight (1944), El Cid (1961) and The Uninvited (1944)
  • Mark Everest, British BAFTA Award nominated director and writer, known for Universe (1999), Hidden Scrolls of Herculaneum (2000) and Wizards vs. Aliens (2012)
  • Aremuorin Anthony Everest, British Jazz Soul Award Winning Indie Singer-Songwriter, author and producer
  • Timothy Everest MBE (b. 1961), Welsh bespoke tailor and designer
  • Sir George Everest (1790-1866), Welsh surveyor and geographer, Surveyor General of India (1830-1843), eponym of Mount Everest

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Virtutis comes invidia
Motto Translation: Envy is the companion of virtue.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  11. ...

The Everest Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Everest 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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