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Evans Family History

Evans Name Meaning
Welsh: patronymic from the personal name Iefan (see Evan), with redundant English patronymic -s.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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4,393,942 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
406,447 Military Records
449,509 Immigration Records
3,042,135 Census and Voter Lists
5,561,161 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Evans Families

  • Number of Evans families
     2,310 - 4,618
     771 - 2,309
     1 - 770
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Evans families
     11,983 - 23,964
     3,995 - 11,982
     1 - 3,994
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Evans families
     216 - 430
     73 - 215
     1 - 72
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Evans Family Origin

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Evans Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Evans

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Evans Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Evans Civil War Service Records

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