NEVITT:- The first of the Nevitts settled in Maryland in 1659. This was the emigrant Richard. Hugh Nevitt made his will in Virginia, 27 July, 1673. He mentions his brothers William, Richard and Arthur, and nephew John. The Maryland census for 1790 shows Charles, John, Joseph, Richard and William. Another William Nevitt, born in Ireland, 1717, son of Joseph and Mary, settled in York Co., Penn., and married Hannah Cook. He was a Quaker. His brother Thomas married 1743 Catherine Steer of Lancaster Co., Penn. His son Isaac moved to Loudoun Co., Va., 1765. Ruth and Elizabeth, his sisters, moved to Hopewell, Va.
SOURCE: Vol, X, No 5, October 1921 Genealogy: a journal of American ancestry