Show ContentsEversen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Eversen came from the personal names Evot or Everard. The surname Eversen features the common suffix -son, which superseded all other patronymic suffixes as the dominant form during the 14th century and was most common in the north of England.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 Eversen family

The surname Eversen was first found in Yorkshire where the first record of the family was William Evoteson who was listed there in 1325. [1]

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." [2]

Today Great Eversden and Little Eversden are parishes in the union of Caxton and Arrington, hundred of Longstow, Cambridgeshire. [3]

Early History of the Eversen family

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Eversen Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Eversen has been recorded under many different variations, including Everson, Eversen and others.

Early Notables of the Eversen family (pre 1700)

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United States Eversen migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Eversen or a variant listed above:

Eversen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Barnt Eversen, who settled in New York in 1658
Eversen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Martin Eversen, who settled in Georgia in 1734
  • Martin Eversen, who landed in Georgia in 1735 [4]
  • Evert Eversen, who landed in New York, NY in 1749 [4]

HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. Jack Eversen, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales (1941) and survived the sinking [5]

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  3. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. 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)
  5. HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from on Facebook