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Evans

Glamorgan, Wales

Not a lot to say on the Evans branch of the family.  Jane is my husband’s great-grandmother via his father and father’s mother.  With a name like Jane, a surname like Evans (in Wales) and a father with the name William it is not much surprise that I have not been able to get very far in my researches.


What I do know is that they came from the villages of southern Glamorgan between Bridgend and Cardiff and were humble folk.  

William Evans (c 1795)

Jane Evans 1823-1890





Evans

meaning and origins

The s on the end means this is a ‘son of’ kind of surname - so son of Evan, which is the Welsh form of John (Ifan), which is a gift of god.  

variations

Evan

distribution in England and Wales

It’s the 8th most common surname in the United Kingdom and reaches the height of its popularity in Swansea.



Evans places

Bridgend

Aberdare

Wick, Glamorgan