Explore the Family Name Everson

The meaning of Everson

1. English: metronymic from the Middle English female personal name Eve or its pet form Evot + son. 2. Americanized form of a patronymic with German Evert.

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

The surname Everson showed a slight decrease in popularity from 2000 to 2010, according to data based on the Decennial U.S. Census. In 2000, it ranked 4421 and fell slightly to a rank of 4611 in 2010, indicating a -4.3% change. The total count of people with this surname, however, increased slightly from 7422 in 2000 to 7694 in 2010, a growth of 3.66%. The proportion per 100k people also declined from 2.75 in 2000 to 2.61 in 2010, showing a -5.09% change.

20002010Change
Rank#4,421#4,611-4.3%
Count7,4227,6943.66%
Proportion per 100k2.752.61-5.09%

Race and Ethnicity of people with the last name Everson

The ethnic identity associated with the surname Everson experienced some changes between 2000 and 2010, as shown by data from the Decennial U.S. Census. The largest proportions identified as White, which decreased from 82.44% in 2000 to 80.44% in 2010. The second-largest group identified as Black, which saw a small increase from 14.13% in 2000 to 14.82% in 2010. Those who identified as Asian/Pacific Islander and two or more races also increased, while those who identified as Hispanic saw the greatest increase, rising from 1.10% in 2000 to 1.72% in 2010. Lastly, the proportion identifying as American Indian and Alaskan Native rose from 0.38% to 0.61%, marking the highest percentage change amongst all groups.

20002010Change
White82.44%80.44%-2.43%
Black14.13%14.82%4.88%
Two or More Races1.54%1.95%26.62%
Hispanic1.1%1.72%56.36%
American Indian and Alaskan Native0.38%0.61%60.53%
Asian/Pacific Islander0.4%0.47%17.5%

Everson 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 Everson is British & Irish, which comprises 38.6% of all ancestry found in people with the surname. The next two most common ancestries are French & German (23.4%) and Scandinavian (20.2%). Additional ancestries include Eastern European, Italian, Nigerian, Spanish & Portuguese, and Finnish.

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ANCESTRY BREAKDOWNCOMPOSITION
British & Irish38.6%
French & German23.4%
Scandinavian20.2%
Other17.8%
Everson

Possible origins of the surname Everson

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 Everson have recent ancestry locations in United Kingdom and Ireland.

RECENT ANCESTRY LocationPercentage
Glasgow City, United Kingdom78.10%
Greater London, United Kingdom78.10%
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom78.10%
West Midlands, United Kingdom77.50%
Tyne And Wear, United Kingdom77.50%

What Everson 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 Everson is R-M417, which is predominantly found among people with European ancestry. Haplogroup R-M417 is descended from haplogroup R-M420. Other common haplogroups include R-P312 and R-L48, which are predominantly found among people with European and European ancestry. Other surnames with similar common haplogroups are: Johansen, Jacobsen, Gunderson, Johnsen, Iverson, Christiansen, Pedersen, Monson, Holm, Andersen.

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

eversonPaternal Haplogroup Origins R-M420

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 Everson 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

Everson

Chocolate Ice Cream

Prefers chocolate flavored ice cream over other flavors.

"Everson" Surname 39.7%

23andMe Users 41.3%

Traits

Everson

Misophonia

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

"Everson" Surname 39.3%

23andMe Users 27.9%

Habits

Everson

Sugary Drink

Drinks one or more sugary drinks per day.

"Everson" Surname 16.2%

23andMe Users 21.1%

Wellness

Everson

Migraine

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

"Everson" Surname 19.4%

23andMe Users 16.4%

Are health conditions linked to the last name Everson?

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 Everson 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%