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The Jevon 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.

Jevon Early Origins



The surname Jevon was first found in Shropshire, where they migrated very early in their history.

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Jevon Early History


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Jevon Early History



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

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Jevon Spelling Variations


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Jevon Spelling Variations



The Welsh have an extremely large amount of spelling variations of their native surnames to their credit. It was up to the priest or the scribe taking the official records to determine how the spoken name was to be made literal. As time progressed, the old Brythonic names of Wales were recorded in English, which was especially problematic since the English language had extreme difficulty recording the highly inflected sounds of Cymraeg. 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 could be indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Jevon have included Jeavon, Jeavons, Jevin, Jevan, Jevon, Jevons, Javin, Gevin, Gevinn, Ievan and many more.

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Jevon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jevon Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jevon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jevon In Ireland


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Jevon In Ireland



Some of the Jevon 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



During the latter half of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, the people of Wales journeyed to North America to find a new life. They made major contributions to the arts, industry and commerce of both Canada and the United States, and added a rich cultural heritage to their newly adopted societies. A look at the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Jevon: 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.

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Jevon Family Crest Products


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