Evers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Evers came to England with the ancestors of the Evers family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Evers family lived in Lincoln and Yorkshire. The name, however, derives from the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, the arrondisement of Eure in Normandy. They were called d'Evers or d'Evere, at this time, in the location form of the name, meaning from Eure.

Early Origins of the Evers family

The surname Evers was first found in Lincoln and Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, being granted lands by Duke William of Normandy. They were originally from the Department of Eure in Normandy, and were anciently styled d'Evers or d'Evere.

Important Dates for the Evers family

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Evers Spelling Variations

Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Eve, Eves, Eaves, Evers, Ivers, Ievers and others.

Early Notables of the Evers family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Evers family to Ireland

Some of the Evers family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Evers migration to the United States

Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Evers or a variant listed above:

Evers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Leonard Evers, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1795 [1]
Evers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Evers, aged 27, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1814 [1]
  • Barney Evers, who arrived in America in 1822 [1]
  • Patricia Evers, who arrived in New York, NY in 1830 [1]
  • Meinert Evers, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Heinr Evers, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Evers migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Evers Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Gert Evers, who landed in Canada in 1844

Evers migration to Australia

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

Evers Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Richard Evers, English convict from Cornwall, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]
  • Mr. Richard Evers, Cornish settler convicted in Cornwall, UK on 17th August 1808, sentenced for life for stealing a watch and wearing apparel, transported aboard the ship "Anne" in August 1809 to New South Wales, Australia [3]
  • Bridget Evers, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847 [4]

Evers 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:

Evers Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Patrick Evers, (b. 1808), aged 39, British settler arriving as Detachment of the Royal New Zealand Fencibles travelling aboard the ship "Sir Robert Sale" from Gravesend via Cork arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 11th October 1847 [5]
  • Mrs. Margaret Evers Née Hennessey, (b. 1808), aged 39, British settler travelling aboard the ship "Sir Robert Sale" from Gravesend via Cork arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 11th October 1847 [5]
  • Mr. William Evers, (b. 1833), aged 14, Canadian settler born in Newfoundland travelling aboard the ship "Sir Robert Sale" from Gravesend via Cork arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 11th October 1847 [5]
  • Mr. John Evers, (b. 1837), aged 10, Canadian settler born in Newfoundland travelling aboard the ship "Sir Robert Sale" from Gravesend via Cork arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 11th October 1847 [5]
  • Miss Mary Evers, (b. 1836), aged 11, Canadian settler born in Newfoundland travelling aboard the ship "Sir Robert Sale" from Gravesend via Cork arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 11th October 1847 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Evers (post 1700)

  • Robert Gregory "Greg" Evers (1955-2017), American politician, Member of the Florida Senate (2010-2016), Member of the Florida House of Representatives (2001-2010)
  • John Joseph Evers (1883-1947), American Major League Baseball player and manager
  • Walter Arthur "Hoot" Evers (1921-1991), American Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Medgar Wiley Evers (1925-1963), African-American civil rights activist who was assassinated for his beliefs, but was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery
  • Matt Evers (b. 1976), American pair skater, model and TV personality
  • Greg Evers (b. 1955), American politician, member of the Florida House of Representatives
  • Bill Evers (b. 1954), American former bench coach for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays
  • Alf Evers (1905-2004), American historian
  • John Evers, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Albany County 3rd District, 1857 [6]
  • George A. Evers, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Berrien County 1st District, 1961 [6]
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  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. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ABOUKIR 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Aboukir.htm
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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