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Evan(s) Family Genealogy

Whether your Evan(s) was English, Irish, Scottish, or Welsh, this is where you can research and discuss the Evans Family. Come discover your Evans relations. Variants include Even(s), Ewan, Ewen, McEwen (See featured Topic for others)

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Meaning and Origin

Evan
Welsh: from the personal name Iefan, a Welsh form of John. (The modern form of the personal name is Ieuan.)
Scottish: variant of Ewan.
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4

Evans
Welsh: from the personal name Iefan, a Welsh form of John. (The modern form of the personal name is Ieuan.)
Scottish: variant of Ewan.
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4

Even
Breton: cognate of Evan 1.
In some cases perhaps an altered spelling of Evan or Ivan.
Shortened form of the Dutch topographic name van Even, from Middle Dutch even(e) ‘black oats’.
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4

Evens
English and Welsh: variant spelling of Welsh Evans.
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4

Ewan
Scottish: variant spelling of Ewen.
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4

Ewen
Scottish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eòghainn ‘son of Eòghann’ (see McEwen).
Jewish (Israeli): from Hebrew even ‘stone’, a translation of the surname Stein or any of its compounds.
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4

McEwen
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eoghain ‘son of Eoghan’, a widespread and ancient personal name, possibly derived from eo ‘yew’, meaning ‘born of yew’. It was Latinized as Eugenius (see Eugene), and was also regarded as a Gaelic form of John. This was the name of one of the two sons of Niall of the Nine Hostages; the other was Conall.
Anglicized form of Mac Eathain ‘son of Eathan’, a Scottish Gaelic form of Latin Johannes (see John). John was taken into Irish as Eoin at first; Seán is a later form. In later Irish, as in the surnames, the personal names Eoghan and Eoin were often confused.
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4

Evans is a patronymic surname meaning "son of Evan." The given name Evan derives from the Welsh name Ifan, a cognate of John, meaning "gracious gift of Jehovah." Within the United Kingdom, Evans is the 8th most common surname, being most common in the city of Swansea, Wales.

Origin: Welsh

Discussion Forum

Evans from Caernarvonshire, Wales to Iowa

Started by Denise Annette Dunnahoo Mar 29, 2018.

Evans, West Virginia

Started by Tia Murray Jun 28, 2012.

Kidderminster,England to Philadelphia,PA to Worcester,MA

Started by Catherine Evans-Davis Apr 28, 2012.

 

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