Everhart 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.

Early Origins of the Everhart family

The surname Everhart was first found in Essex 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.

Important Dates for 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 1380, 1680, 1654, 1656, 1625, 1694, 1661, 1679, 1611 and 1668 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 Esmond de Everard about 1380; Sir Richard Everard, 1st Baronet (died 1680) an English politician, Member of Parliament for Essex (1654-1656); Sir Richard Everard, 2nd Baronet (1625-1694), an English politician, Member...
Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Everhart Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Everhart family to Ireland

Some of the Everhart family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 41 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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 [1]
  • Chrisn Everhart, aged 46, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738 [1]
  • Christian Everhart, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 [1]
  • John Everhart, aged 24, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]
  • Fred Everhart, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
Everhart Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • G Everhart, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • Mr. Everhart, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]

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 [2]
  • E. R. Everhart, American Republican politician, Chair of Davidson County Republican Party, 1952 [2]
  • David G. Everhart Sr., American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1940 [2]
  • C. L. Everhart, American Republican politician, Mayor of Keyser, West Virginia, 1934 [2]
  • C. D. Everhart, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1940 [2]
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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