Early Origins of the Evershede family
Surrey where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Eversheds Farm in Ockley. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8) indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Evershed which was held by Richard FitzGilbert who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. This Norman Baron apparently built a castle in Ockley.
Early History of the Evershede family
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Evershede Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Evershead, Evershed, Evershad, Eversheed and many more.
Early Notables of the Evershede family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Evershede family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Evershed, who came to New York in 1832; John Evershed, who settled in New York in 1836; Edward Evershed, who settled in New York in 1851; and C. Evershed, who arrived in Victoria, B.C. in 1862..
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