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The history of the Eves family name begins after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Lincoln and Yorkshire. The name, however, derives from the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, the arrondisement of Eure in Normandy. They were called d'Evers or d'Evere, at this time, in the location form of the name, meaning from Eure.

Eves Early Origins



The surname Eves was first found in Lincoln and Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, being granted lands by Duke William of Normandy. They were originally from the Department of Eure in Normandy, and were anciently styled d'Evers or d'Evere.

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Eves Spelling Variations


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Eves Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Eve, Eves, Eaves, Evers, Ivers, Ievers and others.

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Eves Early History


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Eves Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eves research. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eves History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eves Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eves Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eves Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eves In Ireland


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Eves In Ireland



Some of the Eves family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Eves or a variant listed above were:

Eves Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Eves settled in Virgin in 1635
  • Jon Eves, who arrived in Virginia in 1636
  • John Eves, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • Edward Eves, who arrived in Maryland in 1666
  • Thomas Eves, who arrived in New Jersey in 1677
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Eves Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Eves settled in Virginia in 1732

Eves Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Eves arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Whitby" in 1841
  • Elizabeth Eves, aged 26, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1842
  • Maria Eves, aged 3, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1842
  • William Eves, aged 2, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eves (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Eves (post 1700)



  • Archie Eves, American college football coach in the late 1800's
  • Roy W. Eves, American politician, Mayor of Cumberland, Maryland, 1952-58
  • Howard Whitley Eves (1911-2004), American mathematician, known for his work in geometry and the history of mathematics
  • Melvyn James "Mel" Eves (b. 1956), retired English footballer
  • Luke Eves (b. 1989), English rugby union player
  • Ernest Larry "Ernie" Eves (b. 1946), Canadian politician, the 23rd Premier of Ontario (2002-2003)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Eves Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eves Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 12 November 2015 at 10:05.

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