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Origins of the Evans surname

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What does the name Evans mean?

The Evans surname is the fifth most common in Wales, and tenth most common in England. Evans is primarily of Welsh and Cornish origin and can indicate roots from these areas when found. Evans derives from an anglicisation of the patronymic 'son of Evan/Ifan'.

Alternative variations of the name Evans

Evans, Evan, Evens, Evence, Evins

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Where do most Evanses live?

In 1921, most Evanses lived in South West.


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Interesting facts about Evanses

How common is your surname?

10th most common surname in the UK

We have 1,360,000 records for the Evans surname. The oldest one dates back to 1220.

Who were Evanses most likely to marry?

Joneses

&

Williamses

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What are the most common Evans first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Evanses

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

Common Female occupations for Evanses in 1921
Dressmaker

6,783

General Servant Domestic

4,120

Domestic Servant

3,863

House Servant

3,743

General Servant

3,539

Common Male occupations for Evanses in 1921
Coal Miner

10,865

Farmer

8,129

Coal Miner Hewer

5,788

Agricultural Labourer

4,387

General Labourer

4,140

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