Evelyn Family History

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Evelyn Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English, Old French female personal name Aveline, a double diminutive of the Germanic personal name Avo, from the element avi, perhaps meaning ‘desired’, ‘wished for’.

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

Similar surnames: Ellen, Belin, Avery, Overly, Even, Evett, Phelan, Fegely, Ewell

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Evelyn Family Origin

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Evelyn Family Occupations

What did your Evelyn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Evelyn family was Pilot. Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Evelyn. The most common Evelyn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Evelyn's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House

  • Pilot


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Evelyn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Evelyn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Evelyn 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Evelyn. 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 704 military records available for the last name Evelyn. For the veterans among your Evelyn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Evelyn Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Evelyn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Evelyn in 1954 was 66, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Evelyn 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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