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Origins Available: Dutch, Welsh


The surname Evan is a patronymic surname created from the Welsh personal name Lefan, or Evan, which is a cognate of the personal name John.

Evan Early Origins



The surname Evan was first found in Herefordshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Evan Spelling Variations


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Evan 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 Evan have included Evans, Evan, Evance, Evands, Evanson, Evason, Evens, Evenson and many more.

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Evan Early History


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Evan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Evan research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1050, 1632, 1080, 1607, 1660, 1645, 1679, 1630, 1702, 1720, 1693, 1734, 1723, 1715, 1680, 1749 and are included under the topic Early Evan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Evan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Evan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was Rhirid Flaith a descendant in the Evans line about 1080; Arise Evans (or Rhys or Rice Evans) (1607-1660), a Welsh prophet and fanatic; Saint Philip Evans (1645-1679), Welsh priest, declared guilty of treason and executed, one of The Forty Martyrs of...

Another 64 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Evan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Evan In Ireland


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Evan In Ireland



Some of the Evan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 Evan were found:

Evan Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Tompson Evan, who arrived in Virginia in 1638
  • Richard Evan, who arrived in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1645
  • Humph Evan, who arrived in Virginia in 1653
  • Robert Evan, who landed in Maryland in 1668
  • Foulke Evan, who landed in Maryland or Virginia in 1671
  • ... (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
  • Mary Evan, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1710
  • Samuel Evan, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1710
  • Margaret Evan, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1711
  • Thomas Evan, who arrived in America in 1765

Evan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Owen Evan, who landed in Newport, Rhode Island in 1811
  • David E Evan, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1842
  • Thedore Evan, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1849

Evan Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Bolton Evan U.E. who settled in Marysburgh [Prince Edward County], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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

Evan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • David Evan arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Glen Huntley" in 1849
  • Gwenny Evan, aged 19, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Velocity"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Evan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Evan (post 1700)



  • John Evan, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2008
  • George Evan Jr., American Republican politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Allegheny County 14th District, 1954

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See Also


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  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Thirsk, Joan ed. Et. Al. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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The Evan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Evan 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.

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