Bevens History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Welsh name Bevens is a patronymic surname created from the Welsh personal name Evan. The surname Bevens 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 Bevens family

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

Important Dates for the Bevens family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bevens 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 Bevens History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bevens Spelling Variations

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 Bevens has seen various spelling variations: Bevan, Beavan, Beevan, Beaven, Beven, Bevin, Bevins, Bevans, Beavans and many more.

Early Notables of the Bevens family (pre 1700)

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Bevens migration to the United States

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 Bevens

Bevens Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Rowland Bevens, who landed in Maryland in 1667 [1]
Bevens Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Bevens, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1821 [1]

Bevens migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bevens Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • William Bevens, who arrived in Canada in 1832

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)
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