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Origins of the Evan surname

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We have a total number of 13629 records for people with the last name Evan.

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Where do most Evans live?

In 1921, most Evans lived in South West.


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Interesting facts about Evans

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 11,900 records for the Evan surname. The oldest one dates back to 1372.

Who were Evans most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Evan first names?

  • John
  • David
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Evans

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Evans in 1921
Widow

105

House Servant

71

Dressmaker

44

Minor

43

General Servant

37

Common Male occupations for Evans in 1921
Yeoman

311

Coal Miner

142

Farmer

139

Collier

73

Agricultural Labourer

70

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