Eversden History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The history of the Eversden name began with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the personal names Evot or Everard. The surname Eversden features the common suffix -son, which superseded all other patronymic suffixes as the dominant form during the 14th century and was most common in the north of England.
Early Origins of the Eversden family
The surname Eversden was first found in Yorkshire where the first record of the family was William Evoteson who was listed there in 1325. 
John of Eversden or Everisden (fl. 1300), was an early English chronicler, "presumably a native of one of the two villages of the name near Caxton, Cambridgeshire. He entered the Benedictine order, having been tonsured in 1255, and became a member of the abbey of Bury St. Edmunds. He was cellarer there in 1300, when he made a 'valida expeditio' into Northamptonshire to carry out a claim of his monastery on the manor of Werketon." 
Today Great Eversden and Little Eversden are parishes in the union of Caxton and Arrington, hundred of Longstow, Cambridgeshire. 
Early History of the Eversden family
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Eversden Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Eversden family name include Everson, Eversen and others.
Early Notables of the Eversden family (pre 1700)
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| Eversden migration to Australia ||+|
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Eversden Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Thomas Eversden, English convict from Cambridge, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on April 16, 1855, settling in Western Australia 
- Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
- Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855