Evit History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Evit was first used as a surname by descendants of the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. The ancestors of the Evit family lived on the lands of Eviot in Angus where the family has a long and distinguished history dating back to the early Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Evit family
The surname Evit was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, where "Eviot of Balhousie was one of the oldest families connected with Perth and Angus. The history of the name has been obscured by the blunders of transcribers of early charters who almost uniformly mistook the second u for n. The name is territorial from Eviot in Angus. Willelmus Vniot granted seven acres in the territory of Inueramun to the church of S. Michael of Scone, c. 1190. Willelmus Vniec, perhaps the same person, witnessed a confirmation charter by William the Lion of the land of Ahenepobbel a. 1214. " 
Early History of the Evit family
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Evit Spelling Variations
Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Evit has appeared Eviot, Eviott, Evett, Evyot, Evyott, Evyotte and many more.
Early Notables of the Evit family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Sir Alexander Huwyet who attested a charter by Henry de Graham c. 1230. Richard Ovyot was proprietor of Cassendally in Fife in the reign of David II. David Ovide was...
Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North America. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Evit:
Evit Settlers in United States in the 17th Century