Bevan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Welsh name Bevan is a patronymic surname created from the Welsh personal name Evan. The surname Bevan was originally ab-Evan, or ap-Evan: the distinctive Welsh patronymic prefix "ab" or "ap," means "son of," but the prefix has been assimilated into the surname over the course of time.

Early Origins of the Bevan family

The surname Bevan was first found in Herefordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Bevan family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bevan research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1695, 1923, 1691, 1765, 1602, 1586 and 1602 are included under the topic Early Bevan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bevan Spelling Variations

Welsh surnames are relatively few in number, but they have an inordinately large number of spelling variations. There are many factors that explain the preponderance of Welsh variants, but the earliest is found during the Middle Ages when Welsh surnames came into use. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, which often resulted in a single person's name being inconsistently recorded over his lifetime. The transliteration of Welsh names into English also accounts for many of the spelling variations: the unique Brythonic Celtic language of the Welsh had many sounds the English language was incapable of accurately reproducing. It was also common for members of a same surname to change their names slightly, in order to signify a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations. For all of these reasons, the many spelling variations of particular Welsh names are very important. The surname Bevan has occasionally been spelled Bevan, Beavan, Beevan, Beaven, Beven, Bevin, Bevins, Bevans, Beavans and many more.

Early Notables of the Bevan family (pre 1700)

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bevan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bevan migration to the United States

The Welsh migration to North America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries contributed greatly to its rapid development. These migrants were in search of land, work, and freedom. Those Welsh families that survived the long ocean journey were critical to the development of new industries and factories, and to the quick settlement of land. They also added to an ever-growing rich cultural heritage. A search of the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Bevan:

Bevan Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Arthur Bevan who settled in Connecticut in 1620
  • Bartholomew Bevan, who settled in Virginia in 1634
  • Grace Bevan, who settled in New England 1654
  • Lewis Bevan, who landed in America in 1654 [1]
  • Thomas Bevan, who arrived in Maryland in 1663
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Bevan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Bevan, who arrived in America in 1764 [1]
Bevan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Bevan, who landed in Connecticut in 1812 [1]
  • Edward Bevan, who landed in New York, NY in 1833 [1]
  • James Bevan, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852 [1]
  • Sarah Bevan, aged 35, who arrived in New York in 1864 [1]
  • Susannah Bevan, who arrived in New York in 1864 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bevan migration to Australia

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

Bevan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Henry Bevan, aged 22, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Trafalgar" [2]
  • Henry Bevan, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1849 [2]
  • Thomas Bevan, aged 28, Welsh Convict from Glamorgan, who was transported aboard the "Aboukir" on December 24, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]
  • Phillip Bevan, aged 27, a mason, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Navarino" [4]
  • Samuel Bevan, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Adelaide" [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Bevan Settlers in Australia in the 20th Century
  • Miss Amy Bevan, (b. 1891), aged 18, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "Rippingham Grange" arriving in Queensland, Australia on 21st October 1909 [6]
  • Miss Doris Bevan, (b. 1898), aged 11, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "Rippingham Grange" arriving in Queensland, Australia on 22nd October 1909 [6]
  • Miss Elsie Bevan, (b. 1896), aged 13, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "Rippingham Grange" arriving in Queensland, Australia on 23rd October 1909 [6]
  • Mrs. Fanny Bevan, (b. 1867), aged 42, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "Rippingham Grange" arriving in Queensland, Australia on 24th October 1909 [6]
  • Miss Nora Bevan, (b. 1902), aged 7, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "Rippingham Grange" arriving in Queensland, Australia on 25th October 1909 [6]

Bevan migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Bevan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Edward Bevan, who landed in Ohau, New Zealand in 1840
  • Thomas Bevan, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Lady Nugent
  • George Bevan, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Lady Nugent
  • Thomas Bevan, aged 29, a rope maker, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841
  • George Bevan, aged 17, a labourer, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Bevan (post 1700)

  • Bridget Bevan (1698-1779), née Vaughan, also known as Madam Bevan, Welsh philanthropist, chief supporter of Griffith Jones and his system of circulating schools
  • Aneurin Bevan (1897-1960), Welsh politician, Minister of Health (1945–1951), considered the chief architect of the National Health Service
  • James Bevan (1856-1938), Welsh rugby union captain
  • Brian Bevan (1924-1991), Australian rugby player, known by the nickname of "Wing Wizard", inducted into both the Australian Rugby League Hall of Fame and British Rugby League Hall of Fame
  • Michael Bevan (b. 1970), Australian former cricketer who played from 1989 to 2005
  • Paul Bevan (b. 1984), Australian footballer with the Sydney Swans of the Australian Football League (AFL)
  • CBE Timothy John "Tim" Bevan CBE (b. 1957), New Zealand film producer, co-chairman of the production company Working Title Films
  • Andrew Gilroy "David" Bevan (1928-1996), English politician, Member of Parliament for Birmingham Yardley (1979–1992)
  • Bev Bevan (b. 1944), English Rock and Roll drummer, one of the original members of The Move and Electric Light Orchestra (ELO)
  • Brinn John Bevan (b. 1997), English silver medalist artistic gymnast at the 2015 World Championships
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Bevan family

Empress of Ireland
  • Mr. William G. Bevan (1888-1914), English Third Class Passenger from Liverpool, England, United Kingdom who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland [7]
HMAS Sydney II
  • Mr. Hanbury Victor Bevan (1916-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Victoria Park, Western Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [8]
HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. Cecil Bevan, British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [9]
RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Jack Bevan, American 3rd Class passenger from Bellaire, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [10]

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Citations

  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The TRAFALGAR 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Trafalgar.htm
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Navarino.htm
  5. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ADELAIDE 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/adelaide1852.shtml
  6. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retreived 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_queensland.pdf
  7. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  8. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp
  9. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  10. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
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