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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Everton is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in one of the places called Everton in the counties of Bedfordshire, Lancashire and Nottinghamshire. The surname Everton belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Everton family

The surname Everton was first found in Lancashire, but other locals are quite possible as the name is derived from the Old English "eofor" + "tun" which meant "farmstead where the wild boars are seen." [1] Understandably this Old English expression could apply to many locals. Nevertheless, the name has two quite distinct entries in the Domesday Book of 1086: Eureton in Bedfordshire; Evreton in Nottinghamshire; and Everdone in Northamptonshire. [2]

Early History of the Everton family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Everton research. Another 53 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1320, 1413, 1374, 1396, 1401, 1411, 1473, 1374, 1386, 1395, 1374, 1406 and 1386 are included under the topic Early Everton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Everton Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Everton has been spelled many different ways, including Everton, Evarton, Evirton and others.

Early Notables of the Everton family (pre 1700)

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Everton Ranking

In the United States, the name Everton is the 17,781st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [3]

Ireland Migration of the Everton family to Ireland

Some of the Everton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Everton migration to the United States +

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Evertons to arrive in North America:

Everton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Samuel Everton, who landed in Maryland in 1665 [4]
  • Samll Everton, who arrived in Virginia in 1665 [4]
Everton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Everton who arrived in New Orleans in 1823
  • Harnet Everton, who settled in Nantucket in 1823
  • John Everton, who landed in New York in 1830 [4]
  • Julia Everton, who arrived in Boston in 1850
  • A Everton, aged 33, who arrived in Texas in 1886 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Everton (post 1700) +

  • John Scott Everton (1908-2003), American academic and politician, U.S. Ambassador to Burma (1961-1963), President of Kalamazoo College (1949-1953)
  • Paul Everton (1868-1948), American actor from Los Angeles, California
  • Deborah Everton, American comedy and science fiction actor
  • Loren D. Everton, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Marine Corps, during World War II, credited with 12 aerial victories
  • Mr. Orphy Everton Robinson M.B.E. (b. 1960), British Musician and Composer, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to Music [5]
  • Mr. Owen Everton Burke O.B.E., British Chair of Governors for Burton and South Derbyshire College, was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for services to Further Education [6]
  • Major-General Paul Everton Peabody (1892-1979), American Military Attaché to London (1943-1944) [7]
  • Sir Everton DeCourcy Weekes KCMG, GCM, OBE (1925-2020), Barbadian cricketer who played in 48 Test matches for the West Indies cricket team from 1948 to 1958
  • Everton Judson Conger (1834-1918), American Civil War officer
  • Sir Everton DeCourcy Weekes KCMG, GCM, OBE (b. 1925), leading former West Indian cricketer

  1. Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  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. "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62310, 4 July 2019 | London Gazette, The Gazette, June 2018,
  6. "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018,
  7. Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Paul Peabody. Retrieved from on Facebook