Ewers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ewers family

The surname Ewers was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire.

One of the first records of the name was Adam Urri who appears as burgess of Irvine in 1260 and Huwe Urry of Ayrshire who rendered homage to King Edward I of England in his brief intrusion into Scotland in 1296. Reginald Urry held land in Irvine in 1323 and William Urri resigned the lands of Fulton in 1409.

Another branch of the family was found in the Fetteresso parish, Kincardineshire and for the most part, these names included "de" denoting "of." Hugh de Urre swore fealty at St. John of Perth and later with a different spelling as Hugh Uny at Forfar, 1296. [1] This latter entry is presumably another person rendering homage to King Edward I.

Important Dates for the Ewers family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ewers research. Another 180 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1279, 1302, 1273, 1366, 1387, 1650, 1677, 1666, 1715, 1650, 1778, 1857, 1619 and 1677 are included under the topic Early Ewers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ewers Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Urie, Ure, Urey and others.

Early Notables of the Ewers family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Sir John Urry (or Hurry) (died 1650), a Scottish professional soldier; and his brother, Sir William Urry (died 1677), a Scottish Royalist officer during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, he joined Charles II in exile during the Interregnum; and his son, John Urry (1666-1715), an Irish-born, Scottish noted literary editor and medieval scholar; and Isaac Ewer (died c.1650), an English soldier probably born in Essex...
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Ewers migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ewers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Ewers, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [2]
Ewers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • M Franziska Ewers, who arrived in America in 1836 [2]
  • Bern Ewers, who landed in America in 1847 [2]
  • Carolina Ewers, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [2]

Ewers migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Ewers Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Ewers, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Princess Royal" in 1848 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ewers (post 1700)

  • Randy Ewers (b. 1968), American politician, Mayor of Ocala, Florida
  • John Canfield Ewers (1909-1997), American ethnologist and museum curator
  • Charles Ewers, American politician, U.S. Consul in Windsor, 1884 [4]
  • John K. Ewers (1904-1978), Australian novelist, poet, schoolteacher and short story writer from Western Australia
  • Marisa Ewers, German football midfielder
  • Oberleutnant Walter Ewers (1892-1918), German World War I flying ace credited with eight aerial victories, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
  • Raymond Boultwood "Ray" Ewers (1917-1998), Australian sculptor, best known for his sculpture Australian Serviceman in the Australian War Memorial, Melbourne
  • Gustav Ewers (1779-1830), German legal historian


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCESS ROYAL 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848PrincessRoyal.htm
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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