Evill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Evill family

The surname Evill was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Norman influence of English history prevailed after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. The family name was one of many recruited by Henry 1st into England. The family name was first referenced in the 12th century when they held estates in that county. They were from Deville or Davidville in Neufchatel in Normandy.

Early History of the Evill family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Evill research. Another 178 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1107, 1603, 1650, 1683, 1713, 1877, and 1883 are included under the topic Early Evill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Evill Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Daivile, Daiville, Darville, Daivilla, Darvall, Darvill, Davell, Davall, Dovalle, De Vall, d'Vall, Deyville, Deville, Devill, Devil, Deyville and many more.

Early Notables of the Evill family (pre 1700)

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United States Evill migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Evill Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Evill, who arrived in Maryland in 1675 [1]
Evill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Evill, aged 26, arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "St Peter" from London, England [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Evill (post 1700) +

  • Air Chief Marshal Sir Douglas Claude Strathern Evill GBE, KCB, DSC, AFC, DL (1892-1971), Australian-born Royal Naval Air Service pilot and squadron commander during the First World War

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J65X-LQ9 : 6 December 2014), Wm. Evill, 14 Jun 1892; citing departure port London, arrival port New York, ship name St Peter, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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