Heverard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Heverard is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a a hard and ever enduring personality. The surname Heverard originally derived from the Old German Eberhardt which referred to the endurance and strength of a boar. It was adopted in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. Everard of Normandy and William Evrard were both listed in the Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae, 1198. [1]

Early Origins of the Heverard family

The surname Heverard was first found in the Domesday Book of 1086 where Ebrard, Eurardus were listed at that time. [2] Richard and William Everard were listed in the Curia Regis Rolls for Bedfordshire in 1204 and later in the Assize Rolls for Somerset in 1225. A few years later, William Euerrad was listed in the Pipe Rolls for Leicestershire in 1230. Symon Eborard was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1215 in Norfolk. [3]

Eborard or Everard (1083?-1150), was the second bishop of Norwich, whose whole career is involved in a mist of uncertainty. "Till recently it was believed without misgiving that he was the son of Roger, Lord of Belleme. All that we certainly know of Eborard is that he was Archdeacon of Salisbury in 1121." [4]

Early History of the Heverard family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heverard research. Another 48 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1575, 1650, 1575, 1680, 1654, 1656, 1625, 1694, 1661, 1679, 1560, 1633, 1560, 1664, 1611, 1668 and 1187 are included under the topic Early Heverard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Heverard Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Heverard were recorded, including Everard, Evererd, Everid and others.

Early Notables of the Heverard family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include John Everard (1575?-1650?), English divine and mystic, probably born about 1575; Sir Richard Everard, 1st Baronet (died 1680) an English politician, Member of Parliament for Essex (1654-1656); and Sir Richard Everard, 2nd Baronet (1625-1694), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Westminster (1661-1679). Thomas Everard alias Everett (1560-1633), was an Enlgish Jesuit, born at Linstead, Suffolk, on 8 Feb. 1560, the son of Henry Everard, a gentleman...
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Ireland Migration of the Heverard family to Ireland

Some of the Heverard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Heverard family

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Heverard family emigrate to North America: Martha and Phillip Everard who settled in Virginia in 1660; John Everard settled in Jamaica in 1684; another John Everard arrived in Philadelphia in 1856..



  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print


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