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 Family Origin

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Evans Family Occupations

What did your Evans ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Evans. 16% of Evans men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Evans women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Evans were Truck Driver and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Teacher
    6%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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

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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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