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The story of the Evitt family begins in ancient Scotland among the Pictish clans. The Evitt 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.

Evitt Early Origins



The surname Evitt 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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Evitt Spelling Variations


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Evitt Spelling Variations



Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations were a common result of this process. Evitt has appeared Eviot, Eviott, Evett, Evyot, Evyott, Evyotte and many more.

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Evitt Early History


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Evitt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Evitt research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1478 and 1230 are included under the topic Early Evitt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Evitt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Evitt Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Evitt 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



Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence. The Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Evitt name:

Evitt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Arthur Evitt settled in Nevis in 1654
  • Arthur Evitt, who landed in Maryland in 1664

Evitt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ann Evitt and Elizabeth settled in New England in 1806
  • Stephen Evitt settled in Philadelphia in 1836
  • Edward Evitt, who arrived in New York, NY in 1845

Evitt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Evitt, aged 20, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • Thomas Evitt, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "North"

Evitt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • A. W. Evitt arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Surat" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Evitt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Evitt (post 1700)



  • Jim Evitt Jr., American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1944

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Evitt Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    6. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
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    The Evitt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Evitt 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 12 November 2015 at 10:05.

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