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The Anglo-Saxon name Everly comes from when the family resided in either of the settlements called Everley in Wiltshire or the West Riding of Yorkshire. The surname Everly belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Everly Early Origins



The surname Everly was first found in North Yorkshire at Everley or at Everleigh in Wiltshire. Both are rather old villages. Everley in Yorkshire dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Eurelai [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and Everleigh in Wiltshire dates back further to Saxon times when it was listed as Eburleagh. Both have similar origins in that they both literally mean "wood or clearing frequented by wild boars," from the Old English words "eofar" + "leah." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Everly Spelling Variations


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Everly Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Everly include Everley, Eveleigh, Eveley, Evelley, Everlie and others.

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Everly Early History


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Everly Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Everly research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1268, 1511, 1586, 1554 and 1554 are included under the topic Early Everly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Everly Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Everly Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Everly Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Everly In Ireland


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Everly In Ireland



Some of the Everly family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Everly Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Everly, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1757
  • Peter Everly, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1757
  • George Everly, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1762
  • John Everly, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765

Everly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Everly, who arrived in Maryland in 1831
  • James Everly, aged 34, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name Everly (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Everly (post 1700)



  • Jack Everly, American conductor and music arranger from Richmond, Indiana
  • Edan Donald Everly (b. 1968), American guitarist, musician, singer songwriter, relative to the Everly Brothers
  • Isaac Donald "Don" Everly (b. 1937), who with his brother Phil (1939-2013) were the Everley Brothers, top-selling country-influenced rock and roll performers, duo was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986
  • Joe R. Everly (1908-1984), American politician, Mayor of Winfield, Kansas, 1951, 1955
  • J. Donald Everly, American Republican politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1968
  • Ernest W. Everly, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico, 1936; Candidate for U.S. Senator from New Mexico, 1936
  • E. M. Everly, American Democrat politician, Candidate for West Virginia State Senate 11th District, 1916

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  3. 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.
  4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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The Everly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Everly 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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