The surname of EVERARD was derived from the old Germanic word Eoforheard, an ancient although now forgotten personal name. The name was brought to England with the Norman Conqueror in 1066. The name has numerous variant spellings which include EVERED, EVERID, EVERETT, LEVRARD, OEUVRARD, EVERT, EWERT and EBLER, to name but a few. Early records of the name mention EBRARD (without surname) who was listed as a tenant in the Domesday Book, 1086. Many of the early names recorded in medieval documents denote noble families but many also indicate migration from the continent during, and in the wake of, the Norman invasion of 1066. There was a constant stream of merchants, workmen and others arriving in England during this time. In 1086 the Record of Great Inquisition of lands of England, their extent, value, ownership and liabilities was made by order of William The Conqueror. It is known as the Domesday Book. EUADUS de Langetona, was documented in the year 1200 in London, and EVERARD, son of George Saunders was baptised at St. James's, Clerkenwell, London in the year 1619. Edward EVERARD and Ann Walcock were married in the same church in the year 1666. The associated arms are recorded in Sir Bernard Burkes General Armory. Ulster King of Arms in 1884. This originally Germanic personal name was composed of the elements EBER (wild-boar) and HARD (brave and strong). The surname was first found in East Anglia which was an area of heavy Norman and Breton settlement after the Conquest of 1066. It is the family name of a Somerset family who trace their descent from Ranulph FITZEVERARD, who held lands at Luxborough in 1066. Another ancestor, Sir William EVERARD was sheriff of Somerset and Dorset in 1258. Most of the European surnames in countries such as England, Scotland and France were formed in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. The process had started somewhat earlier and had continued in some places into the 19th century, but the norm is that in the tenth and eleventh centuries people did not have surnames, whereas by the fifteenth century most of the population had acquired a second name.
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