Origin of Bevan

This interesting surname, of Welsh origin, with variant spellings Bevan, Bevin, Bevon, Beavan, Beaven and Beavon, is a patronymic from the given name Ifan, Evan, meaning John, itself coming from the Hebrew name Yochanan, "Jehovah has favoured (me with a son)", with the fused Welsh patronymic prefix ap, ab. The surname dates back to the late 13th Century, (see below). Early recordings include one Howel ap Evan (circa 1300) "Writs of Parliament", and John and Richard Bevand are contained in the "List of Freemen in Chester' (1747)".

Church recordings include one Anne Beavan who married John Blighton in July 1586, at St. Christopher le Stocks, London, and Rachel Bevan who married Francis Casson on June 13th 1589, at St. Martin in the Fields, Westminster. One Richard Bevin, aged 60 yrs., a famine emigrant, sailed from Liverpool aboard the "Yorkshire", bound for New York in July 1846. A Coat of Arms was granted to William Bevan of Pen-y-Coed, Carmarthen in 1695, and depicts on a blue shield a dove between three annulets gold, each enriched with a ruby proper, the Crest being a green mount, thereon an eagle rising. The Motto, "Semper virtute constens", translates as, "Always constant in virtue". The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Edenevet ap Lenan, which was dated 1287, witness in the "Assize Court Rolls of Cheshire", during the reign of King Edward 1, known as "The Hammer of the Scots", 1272 - 1307. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

  1. England England
  2. United States United States
  3. Wales Wales
  4. Australia Australia
  5. Canada Canada
  6. South Africa South Africa
  7. New Zealand New Zealand
  8. France France
  9. Ireland Ireland
  10. Nothern Ireland Nothern Ireland
  11. Scotland Scotland
  12. Spain Spain

The surname Bevan. Genealogy, origin, history, meaning, and significance

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The surname Bevan around the world

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History of Bevan

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Notable Figures Named Bevan

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The surname Bevan and its bibliographic sources

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  1. Beavan
  2. Beven
  3. Bevin
  4. Bovan
  5. Bavan
  6. Beban
  7. Baban
  8. Bavin
  9. Bavon
  10. Beaven
  11. Beavin
  12. Beben
  13. Bebian
  14. Biban
  15. Biven
  16. Bivin
  17. Boban
  18. Bouvan
  19. Bovain
  20. Boven
  21. Bovian
  22. Bovin
  23. Buban
  24. Bebin
  25. Bebana
  26. Bebane
  27. Bovani
  28. Bevini
  29. Befana
  30. Beavon
  31. Babana
  32. Babani
  33. Babian
  34. Babin
  35. Babon
  36. Baviano
  37. Bavona
  38. Bavone
  39. Bevenue
  40. Bibian
  41. Bifano
  42. Biviano
  43. Bivona
  44. Boben
  45. Bobian
  46. Bobin
  47. Bobon
  48. Boivin
  49. Bouven
  50. Bouvin