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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.

Everitt Early Origins



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.

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Everitt Spelling Variations


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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.

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Everitt Early History


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Everitt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Everitt research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Everitt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Everitt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Everitt Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Everitt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

Everitt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Everitt, who arrived in Virginia in 1701

Everitt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Everitt, who landed in New York, NY in 1815

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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mr. John Everitt U.E. who settled in Kingston, Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mr. Peter Everitt U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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

Everitt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Allpress Everitt arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairlee" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRLIE/FAIRLEE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairlie.htm
  • Mary Ann Everitt arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairlee" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRLIE/FAIRLEE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairlie.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Everitt (post 1700)


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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
  • 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
  • Samuel E. Everitt, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Sharon, 1832
  • Moses K. Everitt, American politician, Member of New Jersey State Senate from Hunterdon County, 1889-91
  • John H. Everitt, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Illinois State Treasurer, 1940
  • 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
  • Andrejs Everitt (b. 1989), Australian rules footballer
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRLIE/FAIRLEE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairlie.htm

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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The Everitt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Everitt Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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