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Evan Family History

Evan Name Meaning

Welsh: from the personal name Iefan, a Welsh form of John. (The modern form of the personal name is Ieuan.) Scottish: variant of Ewan.

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


Similar surnames: Van, Ivan, Bevan, Evans, Ban, Devan, Oran, Bean, Evon, Ewan

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Where is the Evan family from?

You can see how Evan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Evan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Evan families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Evan family living in Louisiana. This was about 20% of all the recorded Evan's in the USA. Louisiana and 4 other states had the highest population of Evan families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Evan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Evan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Evan. 26% of Evan men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Evan women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Evan were Salesman and Housework.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    26%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Trapper
    5%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Housework
    7%
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Census Records

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Evan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Evan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Evan. 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 Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Evan. For the veterans among your Evan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Evan lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Evan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Evan in 1954 was 53, and 73 in 2004.

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