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The ancient Pictish-Scottish family that first used the name Evett lived on the lands of Eviot in Angus where the family has a long and distinguished history dating back to the early Middle Ages.

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The surname Evett was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, 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.

The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. Evett has been spelled Eviot, Eviott, Evett, Evyot, Evyott, Evyotte and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Evett research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1478 and 1230 are included under the topic Early Evett History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Evett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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This oppression forced many Scots to leave their homelands. Most of these chose North America as their destination. Although the journey left many sick and poor, these immigrants were welcomed the hardy with great opportunity. Many of these settlers stood up for their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. More recently, Scots abroad have recovered much of their collective heritage through highland games and other patriotic functions and groups. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has located various settlers bearing the name Evett:

Evett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • John Evett, who arrived in Maryland or Virginia in 1671

Evett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Ann Jane Evett, who arrived in America in 1806
  • Elizth Evett, who landed in America in 1806

Evett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • Henry Evett arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Crusader" in 1882

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  • Edward Duncan "Ned" Evett (b. 1967), American guitarist, singer and songwriter
  • Robert Evett (1874-1949), English singer, actor, theatre manager and producer


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  1. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  4. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
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The Evett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Evett 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.

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