The surname is of Welsh origin.The name Evans is the Welsh form of the name John,dating from about 1500.The Welsh name Ievan changed to Evan(s) and the latter became the standard name and surname of the anglicised classes.The name John was brought to Wales by Anglo-Norman settlers and in Welsh orthography the name became Ioan in the bardic form;the name later changing to Evan(s).The given name John is the English form of the Hebrew name Johanan,”grace of the Lord”,Evan simply being the Welsh form.With the spread of Biblical knowledge alien names were introduced into England,such as John(Evan),in particular gaining an immense and lasting popularity. The surname signifies Evan’s son.The first form of the name appears to have been Jevon,then Yevan,and lastly and permanently as Evan.However,the name is recorded in no more than nine different forms:Evan,Yefan,Yevan,Yevon,Yvon,Yvan,Yveyn,Yven,and Yveny.It may also be worth mentioning that this name may be found with nine different initials:Bevan,Evan,Fevan,Heven,Ieven,Jevan,Shevan,Yevan,Zevan,and perhaps Avan and Wevan.The name dates back to the fifteenth century were a John Evens is recorded in historical archives.One o… Coat of arms: Quarterly-1st and 4th:argent,three boars’ heads couped …
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