Every Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History


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Every Origin:


Origins of Every:

It is a French geographical name which originates from the town of Evreux in Normandy. Alternative surname spellings are Everie, Every, Everest, Everit Everex and Everix. The original name owners are thought to have been supporters of William the Conquerer in 1066 and documentation such as one John Everie, an observer at St. Mary Whitechapel, Stepney in 1677, suggests a possible “second wave” of Huguenot immigration. Although, the name in its “modern” spellings has held its own for some four hundred years. The recordings contain as Thomas Everye christened at Holy Trinity the Less, London in 1595 and William Every, an observer at Southill parish, Bedfordshire in July 1599.


More common variations are: Eavery, Everay, Eveiry, Everry, Everye, Evaery, Eivery, Evry, Ever, Everhyi.


The surname Every first appeared in the district of Northumberland where they held a family seat from old times. Rogerus filius Averary lived in the year 1166 and held lands and estates. One section of the family was discovered in Egginton, Derbyshire. “The parish [of Egginton], an old structure with a nave, chancel, aisles, and a neat low tower, consist of many buildings to the Every family, and has some survives of stained glass.”

The very first recorded spelling of the family was shown to be that of John Every, dated about 1591, married Elizabeth Ouzely at ” St. Dunstan’s”, Stepney. It was during the time of Queen Elizabeth I, who was known to be the “Good Queen Bess,” dated 1558-1603. The origin of surnames during this period became a necessity with the introduction of personal taxation. It came to be known as Poll Tax in England.


Many of the people with surname Every had moved to Ireland during the 17th century.

United States of America:

Individuals with the surname Every landed in the United States in three different centuries respectively in the 17th, 19th, and 20th. Some of the people with the name Every who arrived in the United States in the 17th century included Nicho Every, who came to Virginia in 1643. John Every, who landed in Maryland in 1649. William Every, who came to Maryland in 1663.

People with the surname Every who landed in the United States in the 19th century included Robert Every, who landed in New York in 1837. Johanna Every, who arrived in Texas in 1846. Ernest H. Every at the age of 26, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1897. Llewellyn Every, at the age of 26, who landed in America from Llanelly, in 1899.

The following century saw more Every surnames arrive. Some of the people with the surname Every who came in the United States in the 20th century included Beatrice May Every, who settled in America, in 1903. Annie Every at the age of 27, who emigrated to the United States from Wales, in 1904. Lizzie A. Every at the age of 1, also immigrated to the United States from Wales, in the same year 1904. Ernest H Every at the age of 35, who moved to America from London, in 1905. Agnes Mabel Every, at the age of 36, who landed in America from London, in 1905.


Some of the population with the surname Every who arrived in New Zealand in the 19th century included Every landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842.

Here is the population distribution of the last name Every: United States 1,699; England 694; Australia 473; South Africa 402; Netherlands 102; Brazil 64; Tanzania 61; Canada 52; India 48; Wales 45.

Notable People:

Dernell Every (1909–1994), was an American Olympic fencer.

George Every (1909–2003), was a British biographer and philosopher.

Henry Every (c. 1659–?), was an English criminal.

Matt Every (born 1983), is an American professional golf player. He was born in the year 1983.

Trevor Every (1909–1990), was a Welsh first-class cricket player.

Sir Simon Every, 1st Baronet (1603 – 1647) was an English legislator who sat in the House of Commons in 1640. He was a follower of the Royalist cause in the English Civil War.

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

1) (Eggington, co. Derby, bart.). Motto—Suum cuique. Erminois two chevronels az. betw. two others gu. Crest—A demi unicor ar. guttee de sang and crined or.
2) (cos. Stafford, Somerset, and Devon; granted by Camden, Clarenceux, 1604). Or, four chevronels gu. Crest—A demi unicorn gu. crined, attired, and hoofed or.
3) (co. Kent). Or, five chevronels sa.

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