Evans Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Evan, Bevans, Evanson, Emans, Evens, Levens, Jeans, Levins, Ovens

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Evans Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Evans name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Evans. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    50%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    19%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    4%

  • Benin/Togo

    3%

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Evans Family Origin

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Evans Family Occupations

What did your Evans ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Evans. The most common Evans occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Evans's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Evans family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Evans ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Evans Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3 million census records available for the last name Evans. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Evans census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 479,000 immigration records available for the last name Evans. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 425,000 military records available for the last name Evans. For the veterans among your Evans ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Evans Life Expectancy

What is the average Evans lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Evans life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Evans in 1940 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Evans ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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