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What does the name Evans mean?

The surname Evans means of Evan - short for son of Evan - and is one of the most popular surnames in Wales. Famous people with the surname Evans include former Radio One DJ Chris Evans, actress Dame Edith Evans and archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans, who discovered Minoan remains on the island of Crete in 1851.

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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