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Where did the Welsh Avans family come from? What is the Welsh Avans family crest and coat of arms? When did the Avans family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Avans family history?The surname Avans is a patronymic surname created from the Welsh personal name Lefan, or Evan, which is a cognate of the personal name John.
Although there are not an extremely large number Welsh surnames, there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations of those surnames. This variety of spellings began almost immediately after the acceptance of surnames within Welsh society. As time progressed, these old Brythonic names were eventually were recorded in English. This process was problematic in that many of the highly inflected sounds of the native language of Wales could not be properly captured in English. Some families, however, did decide to modify their own names to indicate a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even a patriotic affiliation. The name Avans has seen various spelling variations: Evans, Evan, Evance, Evands, Evanson, Evason, Evens, Evenson and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Avans research. Another 251 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1050, 1632, 1080, 1607, 1660, 1645, 1679 and 1723 are included under the topic Early Avans History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 149 words(11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Avans Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Avans family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 207 words(15 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
In the 1800s and 1900s, many Welsh families left for North America, in search of land, work, and freedom. Those who made the trip successfully helped contribute to the growth of industry, commerce, and the cultural heritage of both Canada and the United States. In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Avans Stephen Evan who settled in Philadelphia in 1683 with his wife and two children; Anne, Christopher, Clement, Daniel, Edward, Elizabeth, Francis, Griffin, George, Henry, James, John, Joan, Laurence, Margaret, Mary, Richard, Robert, Simon, Thomas, William Evans, who all settled in Virginia between 1623 and 1640.
The Avans Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Avans Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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