Art by Betmatrho in this Red-Thread Genealogy section for the 'Lost Tribes of Israel' may be freely used for personal use.
Coat of Arms: A red shield with a gold fess between three bezants.
Crest: A bezant supported by two lions gambs
Spelling variations include: Avery, Averie, Avary, Every, MacAvera and others.
First found in the county of Northumberland where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Jacob and George who settled in Virginia in 1635. Christopher Avery settled in Gloucester Massachusetts in 1640; and moved to Boston, thence to New London, Conn.
English: from the Anglo-Norman French personal name Auvery,
a Norman form of Alfred. It could also be from a variant of the
Anglo-Norman French personal name Aubri (see Aubrey). At
least in the case of the original Puritan settlers in New England,
there has been some confusion with Averill.
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Besant or Besaunte. A round flat piece
of gold, which was the current coin of
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mantle consists of the shield displaying the arms that was given to the
person bearing this surname; a banner with surname; a helmet; and family
crest [if known]. See a sample of full mantle by - at right.
Normally the crest is displayed atop the helmet. To order a full
coat of arms and family crest:
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