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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'.

The earliest occurrence of the Evans surname in our family history documents is from 1380, and we currently have 5,434,522 records where Evans appears.

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