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

Evanson Early Origins



The surname Evanson 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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Evanson Spelling Variations


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Evanson 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 Evanson has occasionally been spelled Evans, Evan, Evance, Evands, Evanson, Evason, Evens, Evenson and many more.

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Evanson Early History


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Evanson Early History



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

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Evanson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Evanson 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 Evanson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Evanson In Ireland


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Evanson In Ireland



Some of the Evanson 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Evanson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard J. Evanson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Evanson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Evanson (post 1700)



  • Christof Evanson, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 1st District, 1878

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Evanson Historic Events


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Evanson Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Roland Evanson, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Evanson Family Crest Products


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Evanson Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rowlands, John, John Rowlands and Sheila Rowlands. Welsh Family History: A Guide to Research. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1999. Print. (ISBN 080631620).
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. Bradsley C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print.
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    11. ...

    The Evanson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Evanson 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 7 October 2015 at 11:35.

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