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

Evenson Early Origins



The surname Evenson 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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Evenson Spelling Variations


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Evenson 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 Evenson has seen various spelling variations: Evans, Evan, Evance, Evands, Evanson, Evason, Evens, Evenson and many more.

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Evenson Early History


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Evenson Early History



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

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Evenson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Evenson In Ireland


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Evenson In Ireland



Some of the Evenson 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



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 Evenson

Evenson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hanewd Evenson, aged 32, landed in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1831
  • Ingegorb Evenson, aged 32, arrived in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1831
  • Corea Evenson, aged 5, arrived in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1831
  • Talber Evenson, aged 2, landed in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1831
  • Even Evenson, aged 1, landed in New York, NY in 1837
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Evenson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Christian Evenson landed in Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand in 1833

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Contemporary Notables of the name Evenson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Evenson (post 1700)



  • W. G. Evenson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1928
  • Neils Evenson, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 6th District, 1919
  • Marvin Evenson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1960
  • Mark E. Evenson, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Rolling Meadows, Illinois, 1999
  • John Evenson, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 5th District, 1915-18
  • Jay B. Evenson, American politician, Representative from Wisconsin 3rd District, 1992
  • Duane Evenson, American politician, Mayor of Gillette, Wyoming, 2003-
  • Jim Evenson (1947-1971), American former CFL football player, winner of the Eddie James Memorial Trophy in 1971
  • Brian Evenson (b. 1966), American academic and writer
  • Thomas "Tom" Evenson (1910-1997), English two-time silver and bronze medalist athlete at the 1932 and 1936 Summer Olympics

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Evans, Gwynfor. Wales: A History: 2000 Years of Welsh History. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-120-2).
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    11. ...

    The Evenson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Evenson 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 13 January 2016 at 07:46.

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