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The Irish surname Evey originally appeared in Gaelic as "Mac Fhiodhbhuidhe," which is probably derived from the word "fiodhbhadhach," referring to "a woodman."

Evey Early Origins



The surname Evey was first found in Wexford (Irish: Loch Garman), founded by Vikings as Waesfjord, and located in Southeastern Ireland, in the province of Leinster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Evey Spelling Variations


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Evey Spelling Variations



Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname Evey were found. These included One reason for the many variations is that scribes and church officials often spelled an individual's name as it sounded. This imprecise method often led to many versions. McEvoy, Evoy, McGilloway, McVeagh, McVeigh, McAvoy, McElwee, McElwy and many more.

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Evey Early History


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Evey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Evey research. Another 241 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1100 and 1563 are included under the topic Early Evey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Evey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Evey Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Evey:

Evey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Adam Evey, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1763 [1]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)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Evey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Evey (post 1700)



  • Stu Evey (1933-2017), American sports broadcasting executive, founding chairman of ESPN (19791984)
  • Richard Theodore "Dick" Evey (1941-2013), American NFL offensive tackle and defensive tackle
  • Edward Evey, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 18th District, 1862-63 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Edward Evey, American politician, Delegate to Illinois State Constitutional Convention from Shelby County, 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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