The Eveson surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name is derived from the baptismal name Ivar,
derived from the Old French name Ivar,
which arrived in England
shortly after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The surname Eveson was also derived from the Saint Ives,
whose name was also found as St. Ives in Huntingdonshire.
Early Origins of the Eveson family
The surname Eveson was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Eveson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eveson research.Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1115, 1383 and 1653 are included under the topic Early Eveson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Eveson Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Eveson are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Eveson include: Iveson, Iverson, Ivison and others.
Early Notables of the Eveson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eveson family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Eveson or a variant listed above:
Eveson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- William Eveson, who landed in Maryland in 1675 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)