The surname Everhard is derived from the given name Eberhard, making this a patronymic
surnames were a type of hereditary surname, and they arose out of the vernacular and religious given name traditions. The vernacular or regional naming tradition is the oldest and most pervasive type of patronymic surname. According to this custom, names were originally composed of vocabulary elements from the local
language. Vernacular names that were derived from ancient Germanic personal names have cognates in most European languages. For example, the court of Charlemagne
was Christian and Latin-speaking, but the Frankish dialect of Old German was commonly used for personal names. Vernacular names were also widespread in Germany
. As a result, many typical English and French names are of Germanic origin and have cognates in other European languages. Two early examples of the given name Eberhard are Eberhard I and Eberhard II, two successive Dukes of Württemberg.
Early Origins of the Everhard family
The surname Everhard was first found in Wuerttemberg, where the name became noted for its many branches with the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name Eberhard was associated with the two dukes of Wuerttemberg, Eberhard I and his brother Eberhard II. In its later history the name became a power unto itself and was elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
Early History of the Everhard family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Everhard research.Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1491, 1445, 1496, 1665, 1708, 1739, 1809, 1769 and 1845 are included under the topic Early Everhard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Everhard Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Eberhard, Eberhardt, Eberheart, Eberhart, Ebberhard, Ebberhardt, Ebberhart, Eberhurt, Ebberhurt, Aeberhard and many more.
Early Notables of the Everhard family (pre 1700)
Notables with the surname Everhard during this period were Eberhard (d. 939), Duke of the Franks and brother of Conrad, Duke of Franconia and German King (911-918). Eberhard I (1445-1496) was count and later duke of Wuerttemberg, as well as one of the founders of the Swabian... Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Everhard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Everhard family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Everhard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Thomas Everhard, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)