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

Evins Early Origins



The surname Evins 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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Evins Spelling Variations


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Evins Spelling Variations



Although there are comparatively few Welsh surnames, they have a great many spelling variations. Variations of Welsh names began almost immediately after their acceptance within Welsh society. In the Middle Ages, it was up to priests and the few other people that recorded names in official documents to decide how to spell the names that they heard. Variations that occurred because of improper recording increased dramatically as the names were later transliterated into English. The Brythonic Celtic language of Wales, known by natives as Cymraeg, featured many highly inflected sounds that could not be properly captured by the English language. 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 were all indicated by the particular variation of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Evins have included Evans, Evan, Evance, Evands, Evanson, Evason, Evens, Evenson and many more.

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Evins Early History


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Evins Early History



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

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Evins Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Evins In Ireland


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Evins In Ireland



Some of the Evins 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 people from Wales joined the general migration to North America in the 19th and 20th centuries, searching for land, work, and freedom. Like the many other immigrants from the British Isles, they made a significant contribution to the development of Canada and the United States. The Welsh and their descendents added a rich cultural tradition to the newly developed towns, cities, and villages. An investigation of the immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Evins:

Evins Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Evins, who arrived in Maryland in 1646
  • Ann Evins, who settled in Maryland in 1674
  • Ann Evins, who landed in Maryland in 1674
  • Ja Evins, who arrived in Virginia in 1681

Evins Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David Evins, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Alice Evins, who arrived in Virginia in 1711
  • Richard Evins, who arrived in Virginia in 1713
  • David Evins, who settled in Maine in 1722
  • Edward Evins, who came to Maryland in 1727

Evins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Luther Evins, aged 42, landed in West Indies in 1812
  • Samuel Evins, who landed in New York, NY in 1816

Evins Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Evins, who settled in Ontario in 1871

Evins Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Evins arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caroline" in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Evins (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Evins (post 1700)



  • John Hamilton Evins (1830-1884), American politician, U.S. Representative from South Carolina
  • Joseph Landon Evins (1910-1984), American politician, Democratic U.S. Representative from Tennessee
  • R. B. Evins, American Democrat politician, Alabama Democratic State Chair, 1923-25
  • Joseph Landon Evins (1910-1984), American Democrat politician, lawyer
  • John Hamilton Evins (1830-1884), American Democrat politician, Member of South Carolina State House of Representatives, 1862-64; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 4th District, 1877-84
  • James Edgar Evins, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1940, 1944

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    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    6. Bradsley C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Evins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Evins 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 12 November 2015 at 10:05.

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