The name Everette was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from the Germanic personal name Eberhard.
Everette is a patronymic
surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames
. Many patronymic surnames were formed by adopting the given name of an ancestor of the bearer, while others came from popular religious names, and from the names of secular heroes. The surname Everette comes from the Germanic given name Eberhard, which was composed of the elements eber
which mean wild boar
and brave, hardy,
This surname first appeared in England
, where members of this family had lived since before the Norman invasion
Early Origins of the Everette family
The surname Everette was first found in Wiltshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Everette family
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Everette Spelling Variations
Everette has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Everette have been found, including Everett, Everatt, Everet and others.
Early Notables of the Everette family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Everette family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Everettes to arrive on North American shores: Clement Everet who settled in Virginia in 1654; John Everet settled in New England
in 1654; Andrew Everett settled in Maine in 1630; Christopher Everett settled in Virginia in 1635.
Contemporary Notables of the name Everette (post 1700)
- Red Everette, American NASCAR driver in the 1990s