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Evans Family History & Genealogy

178,217 biographies and 250 photos with the Evans last name. Discover the family history, nationality, origin and common names of Evans family members.

Evans Last Name History & Origin

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History

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.

Name Origin

son of Evan (Ifan in Welsh)

Spellings & Pronunciations

Ifans (original Welsh); pronunciation: ee-vuns

Nationality & Ethnicity

Wales, various sections

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Early Evanses

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Muriel (Evans) Goodrich was born in 1557. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Muriel (Evans) Goodrich.
Elizabeth (Evans) Turner was born in 1700 in Frederick County, Virginia United States. Elizabeth Turner was in a relationship with Roger Turner, and died at age 15 years old in 1715 in Wilkes County, NC. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Elizabeth (Evans) Turner.
Sarah Evans was born in 1700. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Sarah Evans.
George Evans was born in 1702 to Mary Johnson and Ralph Evans, and has siblings Sarah Evans, Robert Evans, and Ralph Evans. George Evans is the father of John Evans. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember George Evans.
Robert Evans was born in 1703. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Robert Evans.
Ralph Evans was born in 1710 to Mary Johnson and Ralph Evans, and has siblings Sarah Evans, George Evans, and Robert Evans. Ralph Evans married Elizabeth Greatorex, and has children Mary Evans and Elizabeth Evans. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Ralph Evans.
John Evans was born in 1722. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember John Evans.
Mary Evans was born in 1730. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Mary Evans.
Elizabeth Evans was born in 1732. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Elizabeth Evans.
John Evans was born in 1736. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember John Evans.
Joseph Evans was born in 1738 to Robert Evans and Ann Evans, and has siblings Mabel Evans, John Evans, Mary Evans, Jacob Evans, Rachel Evans, George Evans, and John Evans. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Joseph Evans.
John Evans was born in 1739. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember John Evans.

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Olive Gertrude (Evans) Bennett of Warsaw, Indiana United States was born on January 17, 1917 in Warsaw, and was the mother of Loverna M Bennett. Olive Bennett died at age 86 years old on January 9, 2004 in Warsaw.
Thomas John Evans
Thomas John Evans was born in 1895 in Koroit, Moyne Shire County, VIC Australia to Margaret Sarah Bennett and William Evans, and had a brother William Robert Evans. He married Ena Margaret (Davies) Evans-Toner in 1924 in Victoria, and they were married until death separated them. He had children Una (Evans) Broome and Eugene Douglas Evans. Thomas Evans died at age 63 years old on May 21, 1959 in Melbourne, VIC, and was buried in Melbourne General cemetery. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Thomas John Evans.
William Robert Evans
William Evans was born in 1892 in Tower Hill, Moyne Shire County, VIC 3283, Australia to Margaret Sarah Bennett and William Evans, and had a brother Thomas John Evans. William Evans died at age 74 years old on September 4, 1967 in Penshurst, VIC 3289, Australia. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember William Robert Evans.
William Evans of VIC Australia, was married to Margaret Sarah Bennett in 1891 in Victoria, and has children William Robert Evans and Thomas John Evans. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember William Evans.
Ena Margaret (Davies) Evans-Toner
Ena Margaret (Davies) Evans-Toner of Thornbury, City of Darebin County, VIC 3071, Australia was born in 1905. She was married to Thomas John Evans in 1924 in Victoria, and they were together until death separated them. She had children Una (Evans) Broome and Eugene Douglas Evans. Ena Evans-Toner died at age 68 years old on February 19, 1974 in Myrtleford, VIC Australia, and was buried at Melbourne General Cemetery College Cres, in Parkville, City of Melbourne County, VIC 3052, Australia.
Robert Evans III was married to Marie Honeycutt in York, York County, South Carolina United States, and has children Shayla Spring Eaton, Keely Evans, and Robert Evans IV. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Robert Evans III.
Robert Evans IV was born on June 18, 1993 in Charlotte, North Carolina United States to Marie Honeycutt and Robert Evans III, and has siblings Keely Evans and Shayla Spring Eaton. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Robert Evans IV.
Shayla (Evans) Eaton was born on March 31, 1988 in Charlotte, North Carolina United States to Marie Honeycutt and Robert Evans III, and has siblings Keely Evans and Robert Evans IV. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Shayla Spring Eaton.
Keely Evans was born on September 26, 1990 in Charlotte, North Carolina United States to Marie Honeycutt and Robert Evans III, and has siblings Shayla Spring Eaton and Robert Evans IV. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Keely Evans.
Una (Evans) Broome was born in 1929 to Thomas John Evans and Ena Margaret (Davies) Evans-Toner, and had a brother Eugene Douglas Evans. She married James William Gerard Broome in 1951 in Horsham Rural City County, Victoria Australia, and had a child Lynette Broome. Una Broome died at age 25 years old on March 19, 1955 in Norlane, Greater Geelong City County, VIC Australia, and was buried at Melbourne General Cemetery College Cres, in Parkville, City of Melbourne County. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Una (Evans) Broome.
Eugene Douglas Evans was born on April 14, 1933 to Thomas John Evans and Ena Margaret (Davies) Evans-Toner, and had a sister Una (Evans) Broome. Eugene Evans died at age 77 years old on December 31, 2010, and was buried at Kyneton Lawn Cemetery, Redesdale Rd, in Kyneton, Macedon Ranges Shire County, VIC Australia. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Eugene Douglas Evans.
Elizabeth (Evans) Stent of Prahran, City of Stonnington County, VIC 3181, Australia was born in 1815. She was married to Thomas Stent, and had a child Thomas William Stent. Elizabeth Stent died at age 37 years old in 1852.
Ethel May (Gillingham) Evans of Heidelberg, City of Banyule County, VIC Australia was born in 1880 in Geelong, Greater Geelong City County to Edward Gillingham and Mary Ann (Scott) Gillingham. She had siblings Mary Ann (Gillingham) Lowe, Georgina Gillingham, Arthur Edwin Gillingham, Albert Gillingham, Herbert Nathan Gillingham, Maud Amelia Gillingham, Arthur Edwin Gillingham, George William Gillingham, and Edgar Scott Gillingham. Ethel Evans died at age 71 years old on February 3, 1952 in Heidelberg, City of Banyule County.
Florence Elizabeth (Evans) Bleazby of Elwood, Port Phillip City County, VIC Australia was born in 1871 in Beaufort, Pyrenees Shire County. She was married to Robert Noble Bleazby in 1892, and had children Myra Blanche Bleazby and George Taylor Bleazby. Florence Bleazby died at age 64 years old in 1935 in Elwood, Port Phillip City County.
Helen Paulette (Woodard) Evans of Alabama United States was born on September 15 in Huntsville. Helen Evans was in a relationship with Plaze Austin, and has a child Letica Maria (Austin) Forrest. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Helen (Woodard) Austin Evans.
William Evans of Wilkes Barre, Luzerne County, PA was born on September 20, 1892, and died at age 80 years old in October 1972.
Olivia Maud Whitworth (Evans) Lemin of Essendon, City of Moonee Valley County, VIC Australia was born in 1888 in Ballarat East, City of Ballarat County, and died at age 79 years old circa 1967 in Essendon, City of Moonee Valley County.
Ralph Evans of Davenport, Scott County, Iowa was born on July 11, 1896, and died at age 77 years old in October 1973.
Darla D Evans of TX was born circa 1959. Darla Evans was married to Thomas W. Evans on July 17, 1983 in Swisher County, TX. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Darla D. (Funderburk) Evans.
Linda (Budnik) Evans of Daleville, Alabama United States was born on March 5, 1958. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Linda Evans.

Popular Evans Biographies

Dale Evans
Dale Evans was born on October 31, 1912 in Uvalde, Uvalde County, Texas United States, and died at age 88 years old on February 7, 2001 in Apple Valley, San Bernardino County, California.
William D Evans
William D Evans was born on November 22, 1869. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember William D Evans.
Ella M. (Evans) Mussell
Ella M (Evans) Mussell was born circa 1901. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Ella M. (Evans) Mussell.
Sarah (Evans) Harlan
Sarah (Evans) Harlan of Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania United States was born on October 9, 1890 in Upper Lehigh, Luzerne County, and died at age 75 years old on December 7, 1965 in Allentown, Lehigh County. Sarah Harlan was buried in 1965 at Mauch Chunk Cemetery in Jim Thorpe, Carbon County.
Toni F Sanders -Evans of Cañon City, Fremont County, Colorado United States was born on July 19, 1944 in San Diego, CA. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Toni F Sanders -Evans.
Mary Elizabeth (Evans) Duke
Mary Elizabeth (Evans) Duke was born on September 20, 1875 in Rosebud, Falls County, Texas United States to Christopher Columbus Evans and Sarah Jane (Huckabee) Evans, and had siblings Sara Mima (Evans) Duke, William H Evans, Missouri Evans, Emily Emma Evans, James Marion Evans, Viola E (Evans) Reaves, Delia Ann (Evans) Little, Jacob Ezekial Evans, Anna A Evans, Mettie E Evans, and Claude Columbus Evans. She married Elijah Jefferson Duke on December 28, 1902 at Powers Chapel in Rosebud, Falls County, and they were married until Elijah's death on December 31, 1940 in Reagan. She had children Clyde Jefferson Duke, Cleo Duke, James A Duke, Mary Duke, and Roy Lee Duke. Mary Duke died at age 82 years old on October 16, 1957 in Houston, Harris County, and was buried on October 18, 1957 at Powers Chapel in Rosebud, Falls County. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Mary Elizabeth (Evans) Duke.
William Robert Evans
Will Robert Evans of Flint, Smith County, Texas United States was born on April 4, 1980 in Jacksonville, Cherokee County, and died at age 39 years old on September 1, 2019 at At his home in Flint, Smith County.
Fern Evans
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Sarah Jane (Bailey) Evans
Sarah Jane (Bailey) Evans was born in 1848. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Sarah Jane (Bailey) Evans.
John Nute Evans
John Nute Evans was born circa April 28, 1866. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember John Nute Evans.
John Charles Evans was born on April 18, 1993 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California United States. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember John Charles Evans.
Lettie Adella (Mead) Teed Evans
Lettie Adella Teed (Mead) Evans was born on April 27, 1877. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Lettie Adella (Mead) Teed Evans.
Jillian Avery Evans was born on June 29, 1993 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California United States to Joy M (Williams) Evans and Daniel W Evans, and has siblings John Charles Evans and Jasmine L Evans. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Jillian Avery Evans.
Louis A Evans of Bedford, Bedford County, PA was born on January 25, 1927, and died at age 74 years old on September 30, 2001 in Rainsburg.
Scott D Evans of Paulding, Paulding County, OH was born on April 29, 1970, and died at age 31 years old on February 7, 2002.
Erin Stinespring-Evans-Samaritano was born on December 2, 1969 in Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania United States to Robert P Stinespring and Carole Shaw Nunes. She married Jason Carter Samaritano. Erin's partner was Brian Lee Fisher, and they had a child Acacia Evans. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Erin Stinespring-Evans-Samaritano .
Pamela Elaine (Stone) Evans was born on December 18, 1948 at Nocona, TX to Alta Fay (Riddles) Pearce and Billy Buck Stone, and has a sister Janice Ruth (Stone) Alexander. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Pamela Elaine (Stone) Evans.
Daniel W Evans was born on August 8, 1963 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California United States. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Daniel W Evans.
Jesse Joshua Evans
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Charles W Evans
Charles W Evans was born on January 17, 1889. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Charles W Evans.

Evans Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Evans family member is 70.0 years old according to our database of 133,995 people with the last name Evans that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

70.0 years

Oldest Evanses

These are the longest-lived members of the Evans family on AncientFaces.

Mamie Evans of Baltimore, Baltimore City County, MD was born on July 2, 1872, and died at age 122 years old in January 1995.
122 years
Patsy Evans of Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida was born on February 4, 1846, and died at age 123 years old on October 1, 1969 in Miami.
123 years
Lula M Evans of Newton, Newton County, MS was born on October 6, 1895, and died at age 110 years old on February 26, 2006.
110 years
Ida E Evans of Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, IA was born on August 3, 1901, and died at age 109 years old on January 4, 2011.
109 years
Ella Evans of Columbus, Muscogee County, GA was born on October 15, 1889, and died at age 110 years old on December 23, 1999.
110 years
Clara Evans of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN was born on October 31, 1894, and died at age 109 years old on June 2, 2004.
109 years
Timothy Evans of Hayward, Alameda County, California was born on December 13, 1871, and died at age 109 years old in December 1980.
108 years
Winnie Evans of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois was born on August 23, 1872, and died at age 109 years old in November 1981.
109 years
Joe F Evans of Powell, Knox County, TN was born on September 19, 1879, and died at age 108 years old in June 1988.
108 years
Anna Evans of Greeley, Weld County, Colorado was born on August 1, 1873, and died at age 108 years old in April 1982.
108 years
Annie A Evans of Daytona Beach, Volusia County, FL was born on August 27, 1891, and died at age 108 years old on March 11, 2000.
108 years
Mary Evans of Des Moines, Polk County, IA was born on October 19, 1884, and died at age 108 years old on January 12, 1993.
108 years
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DAVID EVANS married SARAH CATHERINE FREEMAN March 02, 1849 in Shenandoah Co, VA.


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Temperence Evans was born in 1810 in South Carolina. She had a brother named William. As children, they watched behind bushes as their parents were killed by Indians. This could have happened in Georgia. I would like to know who her parents were and also read about this murder.

On Jan. 19, 1831, "Tempy" married John "Brinkley" Burks in Newton Co., Georgia, where their three oldest children were born. They were Joel, Mastin Milton (my g-gf) and William Pulaski Burks.

In 1835, the Burks family moved to China Grove, Pike Co., Alabama. Brinkley was a farmer and large landowner; they were members of Old Union Primitive Baptist Church (now in Bullock Co.) Eight or nine more children were born to them there. They were Martha Elizabeth, Temperence, Margaret, Mary, James Brinkley, Frederick, Susan and Jemima Burks.

Tempy Evans Burks died in June 1873. Brinkley died Aug. 8, 1888; both were buried in Old Union Cemetery, across the road from the church, along with other family members.
Joel J. EVANS was born on June 28, 1820 in Georgia, probably Gwinnett County. He was the son of John EVANS, who was born in Georgia about 1790, and Rebecca JONES Evans, who was born about 1799 also in Georgia. John and Rebecca were married in Morgan County, Georgia on March 19, 1816. Rebecca was the daughter of Joel JONES and Nancy MIDDLETON Jones who were married in Richmond County, Georgia on July 3, 1792.

The EVANS family was in Gwinnett County for the 1820 census. By 1830 they were in Newton County, Georgia where Joel's grandfather, Joel JONES, died in 1831. By the 1840 census, the family had moved to Walker County, Georgia. In 1843, the EVANS family was in Pulaski County, Arkansas, living near what became the present day town of Cabot. When Prairie County was formed, this area became a part of the new county. The EVANS family at this time consisted of John, Rebecca, Joel and Joel's sisters: Cyntha, Martha, Sarah, and May. A brother and sister of Rebecca JONES Evans also moved with the EVANS family to Arkansas. Joel JONES, Jr. with his wife, Esther COLEMAN Jones and family, and Nancy JONES Snow with her Husband Levi Snow and family, located to Prairie County from Georgia.

Joel EVANS married Emily SWAIM in Pulaski County in 1847. Emily was the daughter of William SWAIM and his wife Polly. Joel and Emily had six children: Mary, Rebecca J., Nancy, Minnie, Cyntha, and John. Emily died before the 1860 census was taken. Joel's father, John EVANS, had written his will in 1850 and it was entered into Prairie County records in 1852.

Joel EVANS enlisted in Company C, Second Arkansas Mounted Rifles in October, 1861 at Flat Creek, Missouri. This company included many men from Prairie County. In the early part of November 1861, the Second Arkansas Mounted Rifles were camped at Camp Sevier, Missouri. Their next move was to Camp Stephens, close to Bentonville, Arkansas. In December 1861, one hundred thirty men from companies A, B, C, & E of the Second Arkansas Mounted Rifles, along with about 1,500 other men, engaged in a battle with more than 1,700 Native Americans who were Union sympathizers. The Confederate forces were led by Col. McIntosh. The Native Americans were led by Creek Chief Hopoeithleyohola. This battle took place in present day Osage County, Oklahoma. The Native Americans suffered great losses and were forced back. The Second Arkansas Mounted Rifles were camped in the mountains of northwest Arkansas for the winter in very bitter weather. Joel's muster roll states that he was absent,sick, from February 20, 1862. Joel was released from the muster rolls in July, 1862.

Joel EVANS remarried to Catherine RUDDLE Wylie between 1863 and 1865. Catherine was the daughter of James J. RUDDLE and his wife, Elizabeth. Catherine was the widow of David T. WYLIE, who was killed at the battle before Helena, Arkansas, July 4, 1863. They had three children: Franklin Elihue, David, and Mary. Catherine had five children with Joel EVANS: Joel Jr., Emily S., Allie, Martha, and Charles.

Catherine EVANS passed away on December 25, 1890. In 1902, Joel applied for a Confederate pension from the State of Arkansas. He stated that he lived at Cabot, Arkansas, and was 82 years old, feeble, generally dibilitated and unable to provide for his own support. He also stated that his left leg was withered and perished as a result of a knife wound. Proof of Service by a Comrade was provided by former Arkansas governor, James P. EAGLE. He was the nephew of Joel's first wife, Emily SWAIM. Joel served under James P. EAGLE in the Civil War.

On October 4, 1906; Joel Evans was one of nine Confederate veterans to attend the dedication of Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery at Cabot. In 1910, Joel was living with his son, Charles EVANS and family in Caroline Township in Lonoke County, Arkansas. Joel died on January 6, 1912. The newspaper, "The Lonoke Democrat," stated that Mr. J. J. EVANS was the oldest man living in Lonoke County at the time of his death. Joel EVANS is buried in the EVANS Family Cemetery in Cabot, Lonoke County, Arkansas.
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