This interesting name is of Old Germanic origin, and is a Low German, Flemish and Dutch surname originating as a patronymic form of "Ever", itself from a pet form of "Everard", a Germanic personal name composed of the elements "eber", a wild board, and "hard", brave, strong, hardy. This personal name was introduced into England at the time of the Norman Conquest, and has subsequently given rise to such English surnames as Everard and Everett, found particularly in East Anglia, an area of heavy Norman and Breton Conquest in 1066. Early recordings of the surname in German Church Registers include: the birth of Philipp, son of Wolff and Clara Evers, in 1582, at Wolfenbuettel, Braunschweig, and the marriage of Regina Evers and Casper Rinkefeil on January 1st 1597, at Delitzsch, Sachsen. Examples of the surname from London include the marriage of Richard Evers and Ellin Evenson at St. Andrew's by the Wardrobe, on October 23rd 1575, and the christening of Alexander, son of Cornelis Evers, at St. Mary Somerset, on January 6th 1583. A Coat of Arms granted to an Evers family in Lubeck, depicts on a silver shield, a black boar courant emerging towards the dexter side from a green bush, all on a green terrasse. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Wolff Evers, which was dated 1545, born at Lautenhasen, Hannnover, Germany, during the reign of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, 1519 - 1558. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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