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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Typical jobs for Evanses
Hard-working people, the Evanses. 7571 worked in domestic service, according to the 1901 Census.
Where most Evanses lived
In the 1900s, you’d probably bump into a Evans in Glamorganshire.
Evanses’ criminal history
How do we put this... Not all Evanses were angels, apparently. We found 5611 in criminal records.
Evanses in World War I
According to the World War I records, 8407 Evanses served in the First World War.