Show ContentsEverhart History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Everhart surname date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes from an early member of the family who was a a hard and ever enduring personality. The surname Everhart 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 Everhart family

The surname Everhart 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 Everhart family

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

Everhart Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Everhart has been spelled many different ways, including Everard, Evererd, Everid and others.

Early Notables of the Everhart family (pre 1700)

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 Richard Everard, 2nd Baronet (1625-1694), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Westminster (1661-1679). 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...
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Everhart Ranking

In the United States, the name Everhart is the 2,903rd most popular surname with an estimated 9,948 people with that name. [5]

Ireland Migration of the Everhart family to Ireland

Some of the Everhart family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Everhart migration to the United States +

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Everharts to arrive in North America:

Everhart Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anna Everhart, aged 42, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 [6]
  • Chrisn Everhart, aged 46, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738 [6]
  • Christian Everhart, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 [6]
  • John Everhart, aged 24, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743 [6]
  • Fred Everhart, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 [6]
Everhart Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Everhart, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [6]
  • G Everhart, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Everhart (post 1700) +

  • James Bowen Everhart (1821-1888), Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania
  • Angela Kay "Angie" Everhart (b. 1969), American actress and former fashion model
  • Thomas Eugene Everhart (b. 1932), American educator and physicist and President of the California Institute of Technology from 1987 to 1997
  • Rex Everhart (1920-2000), American film and musical theatre actor
  • Technical Sergeant Forrest E Everhart Sr. (1922-1986), American Army soldier awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1944
  • Frank B. Everhart, American Republican politician, Chair of Preston County Republican Party, 1949-52, 1962-63 [7]
  • E. R. Everhart, American Republican politician, Chair of Davidson County Republican Party, 1952 [7]
  • David G. Everhart Sr., American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1940 [7]
  • C. L. Everhart, American Republican politician, Mayor of Keyser, West Virginia, 1934 [7]
  • C. D. Everhart, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1940 [7]
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  4. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  5. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  6. 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)
  7. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from on Facebook