When the ancestors of the Evingham family emigrated to England
following the Norman Conquest
in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in the East Riding of Yorkshire
Early Origins of the Evingham family
The surname Evingham was first found in Yorkshire
at Everingham, a parish, in the union of Pocklington, Holme-Beacon division of the wapentake
of Harthill. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
This ancient Saxon village was originally listed as Yferingaham c. 972 and literally meant "homestead of the family or followers of a man called Eofor," from the Old English personal name
+ "-inga" + "ham." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
By the time of the Domesday Book
in 1086 the parish was known Evringham. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
There is early record of a Thomas de Everingham (b. circa 1150) of Everingham, Yorkshire
. A few years later the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273 listed Adam de Everingham in Nottinghamshire
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Evingham family
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Evingham Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Evingham have been found, including Everingham, Everinghame, Evringham, Evringhame, Evingham and many more.
Early Notables of the Evingham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Evingham family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland
, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Evingham were among those contributors: Jeremie Everingha, who was recorded in Virginia in 1671; Henry Evringham who landed in North America in 1750; James Evringham, born circa 1760 in New Jersey, was a British loyalist, whose oath of allegiance was recorded in Canada in 1796.
Contemporary Notables of the name Evingham (post 1700)
- Michael Evingham, American inventor of a Portable Pump And Filter Assembly For Use In Pools in 2011