Evesson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Evesson family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes 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 Evesson was also derived from the Saint Ives, whose name was also found as St. Ives in Huntingdonshire. 
The name is "probably connected with Ives, the saint who gave the title to St. Ives in Huntingdonshire (who, legend says, was a Persian bishop, and set up a hermitage on that spot), and Iva, similarly commemorated at St. Ives in Cornwall." 
Early Origins of the Evesson family
The surname Evesson was first found in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 where Walter filius Ive, Salop (Shropshire); William filius Ive, Cornwall; and Ive Hook, Huntingdonshire were all listed as holding lands at that time. 
Later the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 included: Adam Iveson; Yvo Milner; and Yvo Pape.  
Early History of the Evesson family
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Evesson Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Evesson include Iveson, Iverson, Ivison and others.
Early Notables of the Evesson family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Abraham Iverson (Iveson) English planter to America who acquired 655 acres of land on the southwest side of the North River, Gloucester County, Virginia and rose to become Member of the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1653.
William Ive or Ivy (d. 1485), was an English theologian who studied at Magdalen College, Oxford, and was afterwards a fellow and lecturer in theology there. He was head-master at Winchester College from 1444 to 1454. 
Paul Ive (fl. 1602), was an English writer on fortification who appears to have been a member of Corpus Christi...
Migration of the Evesson family
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Evesson were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Richard and Thomas Iveson settled in Barbados in 1635; another Richard Iveson settled in St. Christopher in 1635.