The current generations of the Evyott family have inherited a surname that was first used hundreds of years ago by descendants of the ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts
. The Evyott family lived on the lands of Eviot
where the family has a long and distinguished history dating back to the early Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Evyott family
The surname Evyott 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.
Early History of the Evyott family
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Evyott Spelling Variations
Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations
. In various documents, Evyott has been spelled Eviot, Eviott, Evett, Evyot, Evyott, Evyotte and many more.
Early Notables of the Evyott family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Evyott family to the New World and Oceana
The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Evyott: John Evit who settled in Philadelphia in 1673; Arthur Evitt settled in Nevis in 1654; Ann Evitt and Elizabeth settled in New England
in 1806; Stephen Evitt settled in Philadelphia in 1836..