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From the Celtic land of Wales came the name of Blevans. This name initially evolved from the Welsh personal name Blethyn.

Early Origins of the Blevans family


The surname Blevans was first found in Denbighshire (Welsh: Sir Ddinbych), a historic county in Northeast Wales created by the Laws in Wales Act 1536, where Meredith Ap Blethyn was Prince of North Wales in the 11th century. William the Conqueror seized Prince Meridith's castle at Oswestry in Shropshire after 1066 but he retained his Welsh estates. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
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Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Early History of the Blevans family

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Early History of the Blevans family


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Another 261 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1366, 1391, 1524, 1579, 1601, 1627, 1669 and 1579 are included under the topic Early Blevans History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blevans Spelling Variations

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Blevans 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 Blevans have included Blevin, Blevyn, Ap Blethyn, Ap Plethyn, Plethen, Blethin, Blethen, Blevins and many more.

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Early Notables of the Blevans family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Blevans family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Blevans family to Ireland

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Migration of the Blevans family to Ireland


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Migration of the Blevans family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Blevans family to the New World and Oceana


During the latter half of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, the people of Wales journeyed to North America to find a new life. They made major contributions to the arts, industry and commerce of both Canada and the United States, and added a rich cultural heritage to their newly adopted societies. A look at the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Blevans: G. Blethen, who arrived in San Francisco in 1851.

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  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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