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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.

Evett Early Origins



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.

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Evett Spelling Variations


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Evett Spelling Variations



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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Evett Early History


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Evett Early History



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Evett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Evett Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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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Contemporary Notables of the name Evett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Evett (post 1700)



  • 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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. 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.

    This page was last modified on 29 September 2015 at 08:13.

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