Evertson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Evertson is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in one of the places called Everton in the counties of Bedfordshire, Lancashire and Nottinghamshire. The surname Evertson 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 Evertson family

The surname Evertson 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]

Important Dates for the Evertson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Evertson 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 Evertson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Evertson 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 Evertson family name include Everton, Evarton, Evirton and others.

Early Notables of the Evertson family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Evertson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Evertson family to Ireland

Some of the Evertson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 256 words (18 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Evertson migration to the United States

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Evertson surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Evertson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • N Evertson, who arrived in New York in 1715 [3]
  • Nicholas Evertson, who arrived in New York in 1715 [3]
Evertson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Evertson, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Evertson (post 1700)

  • Jacob Evertson (1734-1807), American politician, Member of New York provincial congress, 1774-75 [4]

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Citations

  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. ^ 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)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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