The Jevens surname comes from the Welsh personal name
Evan. The original form of the name was Jevon, which then became Yevan and Ieuan before taking on its present form. Evan is a cognate of the personal name John.
Early Origins of the Jevens family
The surname Jevens was first found in Shropshire
, where they migrated very early in their history.
Early History of the Jevens family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jevens research.Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1564, 1594, 1600, 1867, 1652, 1688, 1795 and 1845 are included under the topic Early Jevens History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Jevens 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 Jevens has seen various spelling variations: Jeavon, Jeavons, Jevin, Jevan, Jevon, Jevons, Javin, Gevin, Gevinn, Ievan and many more.
Early Notables of the Jevens family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jevens family to Ireland
Some of the Jevens family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 91 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Jevens family to the New World and Oceana
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many people from Wales
joined the general migration to North America in search of land, work, and freedom. These immigrants greatly contributed to the rapid development of the new nations of Canada and the United States. They also added a rich and lasting cultural heritage to their newly adopted societies. Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Jevens: D. Gevinn, who sailed to New Orleans in 1820; Thomas Gevin, also to New Orleans, in 1823; and John Givin, who settled in Des Moines, Iowa by 1887.
Contemporary Notables of the name Jevens (post 1700)
- Bridget Jevens, American art production assistant, known for her work on Unthinkable (2010)