A Mennonite family name of Frisian-Dutch descent, Ewert (Ewertz, Ewerts, Evert, Ebert, Efert) was also frequently found in West Prussia. This name is derived from Evert (Dutch Christian name) and may formerly have been Everts or Ewerts. In West Prussia the members of this family all belonged to the more progressive Frisian or Waterlander wing. The name was first mentioned in Danzig in 1572, and Montau in 1605.
Members of this family migrated to Poland, Russia (Molotschna settlement) and North America. Some of the better-known members of this family were Elder Wilhelm Ewert, a delegate to North America in 1873 and an emigration leader; Henry H. Ewert, son of Wilhelm and Anna Janz Ewert and an educator in Manitoba; Benjamin Ewert, leader in the General Conference of Mennonites in Canada.
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Reimer, Gustav and Nanne van der Zijpp. "Ewert family name." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 25 Aug 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Ewert_family_name&oldid=100161.
Reimer, Gustav and Nanne van der Zijpp. (1956). Ewert family name. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 August 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Ewert_family_name&oldid=100161.
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