Evan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Evan family

The surname Evan was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Evan family

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Evan Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Von Evan, Von Evers, Von Effen, Von Effers, Von Eeffern, Von Efferen, Von Effan, Von Even, Von Evyn, Evan, Evers, Effen, Effers, Eeffern and many more.

Early Notables of the Evan family (pre 1700)

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Evan migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Evan Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Tompson Evan, who arrived in Virginia in 1638 [1]
  • Richard Evan, who arrived in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1645 [1]
  • Humph Evan, who arrived in Virginia in 1653 [1]
  • Robert Evan, who landed in Maryland in 1668 [1]
  • Foulke Evan, who landed in Maryland or Virginia in 1671 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Evan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hugh Evan, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1710 [1]
  • Mary Evan, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1710 [1]
  • Samuel Evan, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1710 [1]
  • Margaret Evan, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1711 [1]
  • Thomas Evan, who arrived in America in 1765 [1]
Evan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Owen Evan, who landed in Newport, Rhode Island in 1811 [1]
  • David E Evan, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1842 [1]
  • Thedore Evan, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1849 [1]

Evan migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Evan Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Bolton Evan U.E. who settled in Marysburgh [Prince Edward County], Ontario c. 1784 [2]

Evan migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Evan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • David Evan, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Glen Huntley" in 1849 [3]
  • Gwenny Evan, aged 19, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Velocity"

Contemporary Notables of the name Evan (post 1700)

  • John Evan, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2008 [4]
  • George Evan Jr., American Republican politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Allegheny County 14th District, 1954 [4]
  • Quentin Evan Kenihan (1975-2018), Australian disability advocate, comedian and actor
  • John Evan Stambaugh (1939-1990), American classical scholar and professor at Williams College from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • A. Evan Hughes, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 10th District, 1920; Delegate to Missouri State Constitutional Convention 25th District, 1943-44
  • James Evan Baillie (1781-1863), British West Indies merchant, landowner and politician, Member of Parliament for Tralee (1813-1818) and for Bristol (1830-1835)
  • Daniel Evan Button (1917-2009), American politician, Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York
  • J. Evan Deardorff, American scientist of cosmic rays at McMurdo Station in 1964, eponyn of Mount Deardorff, Antarctica
  • Dr. Robert Evan Kendell FRSE (1935-2002), Welsh psychiatrist, Chief Medical Officer of Scotland in 1990, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1997, elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • Barry Evan Sterling (1943-2014), American businessman and politician, Member of the Tennessee House of Representatives


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The GLEN HUNTLEY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849GlenHuntly.htm
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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