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Evers Name Meaning

English: perhaps a variant of Devereux without the fused preposition (Old French de). English: de-aspirated variant of Heaver with post-medieval excrescent -s a habitational name from Hever (Kent) named from Old English hēah ‘high’ + (Kentish) Old English ēfre ‘edge or brow of a hill’. Alternatively the name may derive from some minor place in southeastern England named with Old English ȳfre (Kentish) Old English ēfre Middle English evere ‘edge or brow of a hill tip of a promontory’ with the addition of a prosthetic H-. North German and Dutch: genitivized patronymic from the personal name Evert which lost its t in pronunciation and spelling subsequently; compare Everts . Compare also Avers .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Ivers, Revere, Ovens, Everts, Evert, Eggers, Eder, Ebers, Nevers

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Where is the Evers family from?

You can see how Evers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Evers family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Evers families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Evers families living in New York. This was about 28% of all the recorded Evers's in USA. New York had the highest population of Evers families in 1840.
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What did your Evers ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Evers. 19% of Evers men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Evers women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Evers were Carpenter and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
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Passenger Lists

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There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Evers. For the veterans among your Evers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Evers lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Evers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Evers in 1947 was 35, and 78 in 2004.

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