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

Bevin Early Origins



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

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Bevin Spelling Variations


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Bevin Spelling Variations



The Welsh have an extremely large amount of spelling variations of their native surnames to their credit. It was up to the priest or the scribe taking the official records to determine how the spoken name was to be made literal. As time progressed, the old Brythonic names of Wales were recorded in English, which was especially problematic since the English language had extreme difficulty recording the highly inflected sounds of Cymraeg. Spelling variations were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Bevin have included Bevan, Beavan, Beevan, Beaven, Beven, Bevin, Bevins, Bevans, Beavans and many more.

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Bevin Early History


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Bevin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bevin research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1695, 1923, 1691, 1765, 1602, 1586 and 1602 are included under the topic Early Bevin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bevin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bevin Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many Welsh families joined their Scottish and Irish neighbors during the late 1800s and early 1900s in seeking refuge in North Ameri ca. Like the Irish and Scottish, many Welsh anxiously awaited the work, freedom, and opportunities that they believed lay in North America. Those who did journey over to the United States and what became known as Canada often realized those dreams, but only through much toil and perseverance. Whenever and however these Welsh immigrants arrived in North America, they were instrumental in the creation of the industry, commerce, and cultural heritage within those two developing nations. In the immigration and passenger lists a number of early immigrants bearing the name Bevin were found:

Bevin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ellis Bevin, who landed in Maryland in 1667
  • Andrew Bevin, who arrived in Maryland in 1669
  • John Bevin, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682

Bevin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David Bevin, who landed in Virginia in 1703

Bevin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Bevin, who arrived in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1841
  • W Bevin, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850

Bevin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Theresa Bevin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Inconstant" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bevin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bevin (post 1700)



  • Michael Bevin (b. 1977), New Zealand field hockey goalkeeper
  • William Bevin, co-founder of Bevin Brothers Manufacturing Company
  • Kerry Bevin, founder and leader of The Republic of New Zealand Party
  • Rt. Hon. Ernest Bevin (1881-1951), British labor leader, politician, and statesman

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Semper virtuti constans
Motto Translation: Always constant to virtue.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Morgan, T. J. Morgan and Prys Morgan. Welsh Surnames. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1985. Print.
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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    The Bevin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bevin 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.

    This page was last modified on 8 February 2016 at 07:47.

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