Every History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The generations and branches of the Every family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name Every comes from the given name Averary. For example, the first recorded instance of the name is Rogerus filius Averary. His name means Rogerus son of Averary. Over time, the name changed until it achieved its modern form.

One distinguished source notes: "This is a name which may claim its origin with nearly equal probability from several distinct sources, which I shall briefly enumerate. I. Aviarim, a keeper of the birds. The Forest Charter (s. 14,) enacts that freemen may have in their woods "avyries of sparhawkes, falcons, eagles, and herons." II. A very, the place where forage for the king's horses was kept; either from the Latin avena, Anglo-Norman haver, oats, or from aver, a northern provincialism for a working horse. III. Alberic, a German personal name, Latinized Albericus, and softened in Norman times to Aubrey. " [1]

Early Origins of the Every family

The surname Every was first found in the county of Northumberland where they held a family seat from very ancient times. Rogerus filius Averary resided in the year 1166, and held manors and estates. [2]

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 had two entries of the family with very early spellings: Hugh filius Auveray, Nottinghamshire; and Ralph Averey, Oxfordshire. [3]

One branch of the family was found in Egginton, Derbyshire from ancient times. "The church [of Egginton], an ancient structure with a nave, chancel, aisles, and a neat low tower, contains several monuments to the Every family, and has some remains of stained glass." [4]

Further down in the parish of Lansallos, Cornwall, another branch of the family was found. "The manor of Tregavithick was purchased of the Avery family in 1751, by the Rev. Joshua Howell, father of the Rev. J. F. Howell, one of the canons residentiary of Exeter, the present proprietor." [5] There is no mention of how long the Avery family held the manor.

Important Dates for the Every family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Every research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1588, 1526, 1548, 1596, 1766, 1664, 1654, 1643, 1679, 1679, 1620, 1700, 1653, 1696 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Every History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Every Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Every include Avery, Averie, Avary, Every, MacAvera and others.

Early Notables of the Every family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Sir Richard Avery; Samuel Avery (died 1664) was an English merchant and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1654; John Every (c 1643-1679), an English landowner and politician from Dorset who sat in the House of Commons in 1679; and James Avery (b. 1620-1700), Cornish immigrant to America to become an American colonial landowner, legislator, and a military commander in King Philip's War. Henry Every, also Avery or Avary, (c. 1653-after 1696), sometimes given as John Avery...
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Migration of the Every family to Ireland

Some of the Every family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Every migration to the United States

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Every or a variant listed above:

Every Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Nicho Every, who arrived in Virginia in 1643 [6]
  • John Every, who landed in Maryland in 1649 [6]
  • William Every, who arrived in Maryland in 1663 [6]
Every Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Robert Every, who landed in New York in 1837 [6]
  • Johanna Every, who arrived in Texas in 1846 [6]
  • Ernest H. Every, aged 26, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1897
  • Llewellyn Every, aged 26, who landed in America from Llanelly, in 1899
Every Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Beatrice May Every, who settled in America, in 1903
  • Annie Every, aged 27, who immigrated to the United States from Wales, in 1904
  • Lizzie A. Every, aged 1, who immigrated to the United States from Wales, in 1904
  • Ernest H Every, aged 35, who immigrated to America from London, in 1905
  • Agnes Mabel Every, aged 36, who landed in America from London, in 1905
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Every migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Every Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • J Every, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842
  • Mr. Every, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "John Masterman" arriving in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand on 27th March 1857 [7]
  • Mrs. Every, British settler travelling from London with family aboard the ship "John Masterman" arriving in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand on 27th March 1857 [7]

Contemporary Notables of the name Every (post 1700)

  • Matthew King "Matt" Every (b. 1983), American professional golfer
  • Kermit Van Every (1915-1998), American aeronautical engineer awarded the Wright Brothers Medal twice, in 1948 and 1958
  • Dale Van Every (1896-1976), American writer and film producer
  • Dernell Every (1906-1994), American Olympic fencer
  • W. Frank Every, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1936 [8]
  • J. G. C. Every, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in SAINT Eustatius, 1897-1905 [8]
  • Frank Every, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1980 [8]
  • Chery Every, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 2008 [8]
  • Philip L. Van Every, American politician, Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, 1953-57 [9]
  • Peter Van Every (1795-1859), American politician, Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention 1st District, 1835 [9]
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  5. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
  6. ^ 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)
  7. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  9. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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