Show ContentsEveringham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Everingham was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Everingham family lived in the East Riding of Yorkshire at Everingham.

Early Origins of the Everingham family

The surname Everingham was first found in Yorkshire at Everingham, a parish, in the union of Pocklington, Holme-Beacon division of the wapentake of Harthill. [1] This ancient Saxon village was originally listed as Yferingaham c. 972 and literally meant "homestead of the family or followers of a man called Eofor," from the Old English personal name + "-inga" + "ham." [2] By the time of the Domesday Book in 1086 the parish was known Evringham. [3] There is early record of a Thomas de Everingham (b. circa 1150) of Everingham, Yorkshire. A few years later the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed Adam de Everingham in Nottinghamshire. [4]

Early History of the Everingham family

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Everingham Spelling Variations

Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Everingham, Everinghame, Evringham, Evringhame, Evingham and many more.

Early Notables of the Everingham family (pre 1700)

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Canada Everingham migration to Canada +

Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Everingham or a variant listed above:

Everingham Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • George G Everingham, Hiram Everingham, James Everingham, and John Everingham, who were all recorded in the 1871 census of Ontario, Canada

Australia Everingham migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Everingham Settlers in Australia in the 18th Century
  • Matthew James Everingham was a convict transported to Australia aboard the "Scarborough" in 1788

Contemporary Notables of the name Everingham (post 1700) +

  • Mark Everingham, American Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay
  • Douglas Nixon "Doug" Everingham (1923-2017), Australian politician, Minister for Health (1972–1975), Member for Capricornia (1967–1975) and (1977-1984)
  • Andrew Everingham (b. 1987), Australian professional rugby league footballer
  • John Everingham (b. 1949), Australian journalist in Thailand, father of Ananda Everingham
  • Ananda Everingham (b. 1982), Australian film actor, best known for his lead role in the 2004 horror film, Shutter
  • Paul Anthony Edward Everingham AO (b. 1943), Australian politician, Chief Minister of the Northern Territory (1978-1984)

  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  4. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6) on Facebook