Recorded as Eiver, Eivers, Evar, Evars, Ever, and Evers, this is an English and German surname. It originates as a patronymic form of "Ever", itself from Everard, a popular personal name of the pre 7th century. This was composed of the elements "eber", meaning a wild boar, and "hard", strong and hardy. The 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. This was an area of heavy Norman and Breton inflitration after 1066. Early recordings of the surname in German church registers include the birth of Philipp, the 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 registers include the marriage of Richard Evers and Ellin Evenson at St. Andrew's by the Wardrobe, on October 23rd 1575, and the christening of Caroline Eivers at Stepney, city of London, on February 5th 1865. A coat of arms granted to the Evers family of Lubeck, depicts on a silver shield, a black boar courant emerging towards the dexter side from a green bush, all on a green terrasse. 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.