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Evans Family History

Evans Name Meaning

Welsh: derivative of Evan from Efan Ifan medieval forms of Ieuan (from Latin Johannes the source of English John) dating from c. 1500 with the post-medieval patronymic suffix -s. Welsh Sion was a separate borrowing of English John and Evan (Ieuan) and Sion developed as independent names.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Evan, Bevans, Evanson, Emans, Evens, Levens, Jeans, Levins, Ovens

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Where is the Evans family from?

You can see how Evans families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Evans family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Evans families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 2,406 Evans families living in Ontario. This was about 47% of all the recorded Evans's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Evans families in 1911.
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What did your Evans ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Evans. 29% of Evans men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Evans women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Evans were Clerk and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Labourer
    7%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

There are 3 million census records available for the last name Evans. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Evans census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 479,000 immigration records available for the last name Evans. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 425,000 military records available for the last name Evans. For the veterans among your Evans ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Evans lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Evans life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Evans in 1940 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

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