Explore the Family Name Everett

The meaning of Everett

English (of Norman origin): from the Middle English personal names Everard and Everet. These might occasionally be from the Old English form of the name, Eoforheard (from eofor ‘boar’ + heard ‘hardy, brave’), but many bearers of this name were undoubtedly Normans, who took it from the cognate ancient Germanic Eburhard, Everhard.

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How common is the last name Everett in the United States?

According to data from the Decennial U.S. Census, the popularity of the surname "Everett" has seen a slight decrease in rank between 2000 and 2010, moving from 816th place to 876th place, which is a change of -7.35%. However, despite this drop in rank, the actual count of people with the "Everett" surname has increased by 2.3% over the same period, from 38,702 to 39,593. The proportion of the surname per 100,000 people also saw a decrease of -6.48%, shifting from 14.35 to 13.42.

20002010Change
Rank#816#876-7.35%
Count38,70239,5932.3%
Proportion per 100k14.3513.42-6.48%

Race and Ethnicity of people with the last name Everett

The ethnic identity distribution for the surname "Everett" has also undergone changes from 2000 to 2010, as per the Decennial U.S. Census data. The percentage of people with Asian/Pacific Islander ethnicity increased by 30.77%, from 0.39% to 0.51%. Individuals identifying with two or more races grew by 31.25%, from 1.60% to 2.10%. Hispanic representation rose by 32.10%, from 2.43% to 3.21%. The population of Black individuals with the "Everett" surname also saw an increase of 5.49%, from 23.31% to 24.59%. Similarly, the American Indian and Alaskan Native group experienced a growth of 11.11%, from 0.63% to 0.70%. However, there was a decrease of -3.82% in the White population, moving from 71.64% to 68.90%.

20002010Change
White71.64%68.9%-3.82%
Black23.31%24.59%5.49%
Hispanic2.43%3.21%32.1%
Two or More Races1.6%2.1%31.25%
American Indian and Alaskan Native0.63%0.7%11.11%
Asian/Pacific Islander0.39%0.51%30.77%

Everett ancestry composition

23andMe computes an ancestry breakdown for each customer. People may have ancestry from just one population or they may have ancestry from several populations. The most commonly-observed ancestry found in people with the surname Everett is British & Irish, which comprises 52.6% of all ancestry found in people with the surname. The next two most common ancestries are French & German (22.3%) and Eastern European (4.5%). Additional ancestries include Scandinavian, Nigerian, Italian, Spanish & Portuguese, and Ghanaian, Liberian & Sierra Leonean.

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ANCESTRY BREAKDOWNCOMPOSITION
British & Irish52.6%
French & German22.3%
Eastern European4.5%
Other20.6%
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Possible origins of the surname Everett

Your DNA provides clues about where your recent ancestors may have lived. Having many distant relatives in the same location suggests that you may all share common ancestry there. Locations with many distant relatives can also be places where people have migrated recently, such as large cities. If a large number of individuals who share your surname have distant relatives in a specific area, it could indicate a connection between your surname and that location, stemming from either recent ancestral ties or migration.

Based on 23andMe data, people with last name Everett have recent ancestry locations all within United Kingdom.

RECENT ANCESTRY LocationPercentage
Greater London, United Kingdom83.00%
Merseyside, United Kingdom82.90%
Glasgow City, United Kingdom82.60%
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom82.60%
West Midlands, United Kingdom82.00%

What Everett haplogroups can tell you

Haplogroups are genetic population groups that share a common ancestor on either your paternal or maternal line. These paternal and maternal haplogroups shed light on your genetic ancestry and help tell the story of your family.

The top paternal haplogroup of people with the surname Everett is R-P311, which is predominantly found among people with European ancestry. Haplogroup R-P311 is descended from haplogroup R-M343. Other common haplogroups include R-CTS4188 and I-CTS1977, which are predominantly found among people with European and European ancestry. Other surnames with similar common haplogroups are: Miller, Hill, Smith, Brown, Cook, Young, Lawrence, Baker, Green, Howard.

The most common maternal haplogroups of people with Everett surname are: H1, H, T2b. These most commonly trace back to individuals of European ancestry.

everettPaternal Haplogroup Origins R-M343

Your maternal lineage may be linked to Marie Antoinette

Because it is so dominant in the general European population, haplogroup H also appears quite frequently in the continent's royal houses. Marie Antoinette, an Austrian Hapsburg who married into the French royal family, inherited the haplogroup from her maternal ancestors. So did Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, whose recorded genealogy traces his female line to Bavaria. Scientists also discovered that famed 16th century astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus traced his maternal lineages to haplogroup H.

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What do people with the surname Everett have in common?

Spoiler alert: it's complicated. People with the same last name are usually no more genetically similar than a randomly sampled group of people from the same population. That said, people with the same surname are more likely to have similar ancestries than randomly sampled individuals. The reason is the tendency of people with similar cultural or geographical backgrounds to preferentially mate with one another. That's why people who share a surname may be more likely to share traits and tendencies in common than people within the general population. Check out the percentages below to see the prevalences of tastes, habits, and traits of people with your surname compared with prevalences among 23andMe users.

Preferences

Everett

Chocolate Ice Cream

Prefers chocolate flavored ice cream over other flavors.

"Everett" Surname 44.3%

23andMe Users 41.3%

Traits

Everett

Misophonia

When sounds made by others, like the sound of chewing or yawning, provoke strong emotional reactions in an individual.

"Everett" Surname 25.2%

23andMe Users 27.9%

Habits

Everett

Sugary Drink

Drinks one or more sugary drinks per day.

"Everett" Surname 23.4%

23andMe Users 21.1%

Wellness

Everett

Migraine

A severe headache characterized by intense pain, sensitivity to light and sound, and often accompanied by nausea and vomiting.

"Everett" Surname 17.3%

23andMe Users 16.4%

Are health conditions linked to the last name Everett?

The short answer is that, if there is an association between surname and health, it's usually more about your ancestry than your name. Individuals with a given surname are no more genetically similar than the general population but often have similar ancestries. The populations of people associated with those shared ancestries often have sets of genetic variations, also known as alleles, in common. Some of those alleles are associated with a greater likelihood of developing certain diseases.

Disease variant frequency by ancestry

Disease allele frequencies in populations associated with the surname Everett are shown below. Important Note: not everyone with a disease allele will develop these health condition

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Y402H variant

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of irreversible vision loss among older adults. The disease results in damage to the central part of the retina (the macula), impairing vision needed for reading, driving, or even recognizing faces. The 23andMe Health + Ancestry DNA test includes the two most common variants associated with an increased risk of developing the condition: the Y402H variant in the CFH gene and the A69S variant in the ARMS2 gene. Learn more about Age-Related Macular Degeneration

British & Irish 62.1%

23andMe Users 57.2%