Everitt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The rich and ancient history of the Everitt family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes from the Germanic personal name Eberhard. Everitt is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Many patronymic surnames were formed by adopting the given name of an ancestor of the bearer, while others came from popular religious names, and from the names of secular heroes. The surname Everitt comes from the Germanic given name Eberhard, which was composed of the elements eber and hard, which mean wild boar and brave, hardy, or strong. This surname first appeared in England in Wiltshire, where members of this family had lived since before the Norman invasion of 1066.

Early Origins of the Everitt family

The surname Everitt was first found in Wiltshire 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 Everitt family

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Everitt Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Everitt have been found, including Everett, Everatt, Everet and others.

Early Notables of the Everitt family (pre 1700)

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United States Everitt migration to the United States +

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Everitt, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Everitt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Christo Everitt, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [1]
Everitt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Everitt, who arrived in Virginia in 1701 [1]
Everitt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Everitt, who landed in New York, NY in 1815 [1]

Canada Everitt migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Everitt Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. George Everitt U.E. (b. 1759) who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 he died in 1829 in Fredericton [2]
  • Mr. John Everitt U.E. who settled in Kingston, Ontario c. 1784 [2]
  • Mr. Peter Everitt U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [2]

Australia Everitt migration to Australia +

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

Everitt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Everitt, English convict who was convicted in Essex, England for life, transported aboard the "Aurora" on 18th June 1835, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [3]
  • John Allpress Everitt, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairlee" in 1840 [4]
  • Mary Ann Everitt, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairlee" in 1840 [4]
  • Mr. Thomas Everitt, English convict who was convicted in Maldon, Essex, England for 10 years, transported aboard the "Barossa" on 27th August 1841, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [5]

New Zealand Everitt migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Everitt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Everitt, (b. 1827), aged 32, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Mary Anne" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 4th August 1859 [6]
  • Mrs. Ann Everitt, (b. 1831), aged 28, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Mary Anne" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 4th August 1859 [6]
  • Mr. Thomas Everitt, (b. 1855), aged 4, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Mary Anne" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 4th August 1859 [6]
  • Mr. John Everitt, (b. 1857), aged 2, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Mary Anne" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 4th August 1859 [6]
  • Mr. Aaron Everitt, (b. 1863), aged Infant, British settler travelling from London, UK aboard the ship "Brothers Pride" arriving in Lyttelton, South Island, New Zealand on 8th December 1863 [6]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Everitt (post 1700) +

  • William Lee "Wild Bill" Everitt (1868-1938), American Major League Baseball infielder who played from 1895 to 1901
  • T. S. Everitt, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives, 1893-94, 1899-1902 [7]
  • Stephen Hendrickson Everitt (1806-1844), American politician, Signer, Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836; Member of Texas Republic Senate from District of Jasper and Jefferson, 1836-40 [7]
  • Samuel E. Everitt, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Sharon, 1832 [7]
  • Moses K. Everitt, American politician, Member of New Jersey State Senate from Hunterdon County, 1889-91 [7]
  • John H. Everitt, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Illinois State Treasurer, 1940 [7]
  • Allen Edward Everitt (1824-1882), English artist, born in Birmingham in 1824, the son of Edward Everitt, an art dealer in Birmingham, and grandson of Allen Everitt a well-known Birmingham artist and drawing-master [8]
  • Matt Everitt (b. 1972), English radio presenter currently working for BBC Radio 6 Music
  • Harry Keith Everitt (1923-2015), Canadian politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for St. Albert (1971-1979)
  • Barry "The Boot" Everitt (b. 1976), Irish former rugby union footballer
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 20th August 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/aurora
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRLIE/FAIRLEE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairlie.htm
  5. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 24th September 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/barossa
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  8. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 June 2020


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