The history of the name Everitch begins in the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It was a name for a a hard and ever enduring personality. The surname Everitch 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
Early Origins of the Everitch family
The surname Everitch 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.
Early History of the Everitch family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Everitch research.Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1380, 1680, 1654, 1656, 1625, 1694, 1661, 1679, 1611 and 1668 are included under the topic Early Everitch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Everitch Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Everitch are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Everitch include: Everard, Evererd, Everid and others.
Early Notables of the Everitch 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 Everitch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Everitch family to Ireland
Some of the Everitch family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 71 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Everitch family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Everitch or a variant listed above: Martha and Phillip Everard who settled in Virginia in 1660; John Everard settled in Jamaica in 1684; another John Everard arrived in Philadelphia in 1856..