McEver History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The McEver surname is thought to have derived from an Old Norse personal name Ivarr of uncertain origin. It became a given name in Ireland, Scotland and Wales before becoming a hereditary surname.

Early Origins of the McEver family

The surname McEver was first found in Dumbartonshire. The first on record was "Douenaldus filius Makbeth mac Ywar was one of the perambulators of the boundary between the lands of Arnbroath Abbey and the barony of Kynblathmund, 1219." [1]

Early History of the McEver family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McEver research. Another 296 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1292, 1479, 1479, 1488, 1931, 1499, 1541, 1562, 1563, 1638, 1659, 1621, 1644, 1621, 1622, 1640, 1644 and are included under the topic Early McEver History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McEver Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: MacIver, MacIvor, MacCure, MacEure, MacUre and many more.

Early Notables of the McEver family (pre 1700)

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McEver Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the McEver family to Ireland

Some of the McEver family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 81 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States McEver migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McEver Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas H McEver, aged 25, who arrived in New York in 1812 [2]
McEver Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mary McEver, aged 18, originally from Gowna, arrived in New York City, New York in 1900 aboard the ship "Teutonic" from Queenstown, Ireland [3]
  • Rose Anne McEver, aged 18, originally from Arva, arrived in New york City, New York in 1904 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Queenstown, Ireland [4]
  • Walter McEver, aged 16, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Fort Victoria" from Bermuda [5]
  • Bridie McEver, aged 31, arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "Celtic" from Cobh (Queenstown) [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name McEver (post 1700) +

  • V. W. McEver Jr., American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1972
  • Herbert Macauley "Mac" McEver (1906-1996), American former head coach of the Virginia Tech college football team, older brother of Gene McEver
  • Eugene T. "Gene" McEver (1908-1985), American college football player and coach at the University of Tennessee


The McEver Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Numquam obliviscar
Motto Translation: I will never forget.


  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. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX8B-YMK : 6 December 2014), Mary McEver, 04 Oct 1900; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Teutonic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN99-2PD : 6 December 2014), Rose Anne McEver, 02 Sep 1904; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New york City, New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CY-VJS : 6 December 2014), Walter McEver, 18 Mar 1920; citing departure port Bermuda, arrival port New York, ship name Fort Victoria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNZR-Y6D : 6 December 2014), Bridie McEver, 01 Apr 1924; citing departure port Cobh (Queenstown), arrival port New York, ship name Celtic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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