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.
Early Origins of the Evesson family
The surname Evesson 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 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)
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Migration of the Evesson family to the New World and Oceana
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.