The Jevons 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 Jevons family
The surname Jevons was first found in Shropshire
, where they migrated very early in their history.
Early History of the Jevons family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jevons 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 Jevons History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Jevons 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 Jevons name over the years has been spelled Jeavon, Jeavons, Jevin, Jevan, Jevon, Jevons, Javin, Gevin, Gevinn, Ievan and many more.
Early Notables of the Jevons family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jevons family to Ireland
Some of the Jevons 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 Jevons family to the New World and Oceana
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 Jevons: 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 Jevons (post 1700)
- William Stanley Jevons (1835-1882), English economist and logician
- Professor Frederic Raphael Jevons (b. 1929), University of Manchester, and author