Eversynd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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 The surname Eversynd features the common suffix -son, which superseded all other patronymic suffixes as the dominant form during the 14th century and was most common in the north of England.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

The surname Eversynd 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 Eversynd family

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Eversynd 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. Eversynd has been recorded under many different variations, including Everson, Eversen and others.

Early Notables of the Eversynd family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Eversynd family

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 Eversynd or a variant listed above: Captain Everson who settled in Boston in 1763; Matthew Everson settled in Virginia in 1653; Barnt Eversen settled in New York in 1658; Martin Eversen settled in Georgia in 1734..



  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.


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