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Origins Available: French, Welsh


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

Heaven Early Origins



The surname Heaven 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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Heaven Spelling Variations


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Heaven Spelling Variations



Compared to other ancient cultures found in the British Isles, the number of Welsh surnames are relatively few, but there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations. These spelling variations began almost as soon as surname usage became common. People could not specify how to spell their own names leaving the specific recording up to the individual scribe or priest. Those recorders would then spell the names as they heard them, causing many different variations. Later, many Welsh names were recorded in English. This transliteration process was extremely imprecise since the Brythonic Celtic language of the Welsh used many sounds the English language was not accustomed to. Finally, some variations occurred by the individual's design: a branch loyalty within a family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The Heaven name over the years has been spelled Evans, Evan, Evance, Evands, Evanson, Evason, Evens, Evenson and many more.

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Heaven Early History


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Heaven Early History



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

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Heaven Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Heaven In Ireland


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Heaven In Ireland



Some of the Heaven 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 Heaven:

Heaven Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Heaven, aged 45, arrived in Missouri in 1844

Heaven Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Harriet Heaven arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm

Heaven Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Heaven, aged 30, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1874
  • Julia A. Heaven, aged 30, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1874
  • Julia E. Heaven, aged 6, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1874
  • Albert Henry Heaven, aged 4, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1874
  • William Heaven, aged 4 months, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1874

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm

Other References

  1. Evans, Gwynfor. Wales: A History: 2000 Years of Welsh History. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-120-2).
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Bradsley C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print.
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The Heaven Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Heaven 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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