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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.

Evers Early Origins



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.

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Evers Spelling Variations


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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.

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Evers Early History


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Evers Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Evers research. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Evers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Evers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Evers Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Evers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Evers In Ireland


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Evers In Ireland



Some of the Evers family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 161 words (12 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



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

Evers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Evers, aged 27, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1814
  • Barney Evers, who arrived in America in 1822
  • Patricia Evers, who arrived in New York, NY in 1830
  • Meinert Evers, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Heinr Evers, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Evers Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Gert Evers, who landed in Canada in 1844

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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Bridget Evers arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847

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Contemporary Notables of the name Evers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Evers (post 1700)



  • 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
  • George A. Evers, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Berrien County 1st District, 1961
  • Fred W. Evers, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1944
  • ... (Another 13 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. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Evers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Evers 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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