Origins Available: Irish
The Ewans surname is derived from the Gaelic personal name
Eógann, which comes from the Latin name, Eugenius, which means well born. Ewans is a patronymic
surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames
. Many patronyms were formed when a son used his father's personal name as a surname, while others came from the personal names of famous religious and secular figures. The Ewans family was established in Scotland
, well before the Norman Conquest
, in 1066.
Early Origins of the Ewans family
The surname Ewans was first found in Argyllshire
(Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland
corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland
, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute
, 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.
Early History of the Ewans family
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Ewans Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Ewans family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ewans family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Catherine Ewing (1826-1901) of Ireland
, who was married in 1846 in Fredericton, New Brunswick; Alexander, Henry, James, John, Mathew, Thomas, William Ewing all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1865.