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The Evans name results from the Act of Union in 1536. As the English gained more and more political control of Wales, the practice of surnames increased. However, the patronymic naming system lasted in rural parts of Wales well into the 18th, even the early 19th, centuries.

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Evans Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

Wales, various sections

Evans Meaning & Etymology

son of Evan (Ifan in Welsh)

Evans Life Expectancy

According to our database of 140,262 people with the last name Evans that have a birth and death date listed:

Life Expectancy

69.0
years

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Most Common Evans First Names

According to our database of 227,431 people with the last name Evans that have a first name listed, these are the most common first names:

  • John 3.4%
  • William 3.4%
  • James 2.6%
  • Robert 2.0%
  • Mary 2.0%
  • George 1.6%
  • Thomas 1.6%
  • Charles 1.5%
  • David 1.1%
  • Richard 0.9%
  • Edward 0.9%
  • Joseph 0.8%
  • Evans 0.8%
  • Margaret 0.7%
  • Elizabeth 0.7%
  • Henry 0.7%
  • Walter 0.6%
  • Arthur 0.6%
  • Dorothy 0.5%
  • Helen 0.5%
  • Frank 0.5%
  • Albert 0.5%
  • Samuel 0.5%
  • Willie 0.5%
  • Ruth 0.4%
  • Harry 0.4%
  • Donald 0.4%
  • Harold 0.4%
  • Annie 0.4%
  • J 0.4%
  • Paul 0.4%
  • Sarah 0.4%
  • Michael 0.4%
  • Alice 0.4%
  • Kenneth 0.3%
  • Anna 0.3%
  • Raymond 0.3%
  • Ethel 0.3%
  • Florence 0.3%
  • Jack 0.3%
  • Alfred 0.3%
  • Clarence 0.3%
  • Roy 0.3%
  • Ernest 0.3%
  • Betty 0.3%
  • Martha 0.3%
  • Mildred 0.3%
  • Frances 0.3%
  • Fred 0.3%
  • Evan 0.3%

Evans Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

Ifans (original Welsh); pronunciation: ee-vuns

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