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spacer The Evans Coat of Arms

spacerNote: according to Hereldic Armories, coats of arms are

spacerissued to individuals, not families. I have provided

spacer an image of this version of the arms and the associated

spacer information because I considered it of general interest for

spacer the Evans surname." This shield marking is beleived to have been

spacer born by the founder of the Fourth Royal Tribe of Wales, the renowned

spacer chieftain, Ethelystan Gloryld,Prince of Furleys, who according to the

spacer legend, traced his ancestry to a knight of King Authur's Round Table.

spacer The crest is stated to have been added by the branch of those

spacer which settled in an about Flintshire."

spacer Arms: Argent, a fesse gules between three boar's heads couped sable

spacer Motto: " Libertas"

spacer Translation: On a silver shield is a red horizontal stripe seperating

spacer three black boar's heads that are facing left. The motto is latin for

spacer "Liberty". The colors are somewhat different from ours where the

spacer boar's heads are brown, there is another above the helmet and the stripe

spacer is an upside down V shape. The color of Black in the stripe and the

spacer shield a beige color. This shows the differance of the individual families.

spacer However, the motto and symbles are the same.

spacer The Name "Evans"

spacer The surname Evans and its variants Evans,Evins, Heaven and Heavens

spacer mean " son of Evan" or "Evan's (son)", the final representing the

spacer genitive or possessive case. Evan, in turn, is the Welsh

spacer form of the personal name John derived through Latin Johannes

spacer from Hebrew Johonon " Jehovah has Favored". John was one of the

spacer most common Jewish names and was borne by the Baptist and an

spacer Evangelist.Latin Johannes from Hebrew Johonon " Jehovah has

spacer Favored". John was one of the most common Jewish names and

spacer was borne by the Baptist and an Evangelist.

spacer In early Christian times its use was confined principally to the East,

spacer becoming popular in Western Europe only after the first Crusade. But

spacer eventually superseding William as the most common English Christian

spacer name. In Welsh, the form Evan dates only from the sixteenth century.

spacer Earlier forms being Tefan and Tfan and in the Middle English Yevan

spacer and Jevan. In the days when communities were small,a person was

spacer identified by a single name only but with the increase in population

spacer confusion arose and it became necessary to adopt an additional

spacer cognomen,which was coined from one of four sources; the name of

spacer an ancestor, a place, an occupation or some personal characteristic.

spacer Thus, a man named Henry whose father was Evan might be known as"

spacer Henry son of Evan" or Henry Evan's(son)"In order to distinguish

spacer him from others of the same Christain name. In the course of time

spacer the cognomen became hereditary in what we now term surnames.

spacer Early records mention Heine filius (son of) Yevan who appears

spacer in the 1273 Hundred Rolls of Shropshire; Howell ap (son of)

spacer Yevanin the Rolls of Parliament; David ap Evan, in the

spacer Calendar of Proceedings in Chancery, Duringteh regin of Elizabeth I;

spacer And John Evans in the 1568 Subsidy Roll of Suffolk.

spacer One of the first to come to America was John Evans (1654-1740).

spacer He came from Radnorshire, Wales, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in

spacer 1695 and in 1711 settled in New Castle County ,Delaware. His

spacer grandson Evan Evans was a Colonel at the Battle of Brandywine

spacer in 1777. Captain Jonathan Evans was an officer in a Massachusetts

spacer Regiment at the time of the Lexington Alarm, April 1775.

spacer Altogether, no less than thirty bearers of this name served

spacer as officers in the Revolutionary War.

spacer This information was aquried from the internet written

spacer by Captain Gary Evans.From the Heraldry Carpineteria, California

spacer in conjunction with Achivements Ltd. Center for Heraldic and

spacer Genealogical research, Kent England. Compiled by Capt.

spacer Gary B Evans (Dr. Hist.)

spacer Our Evans family starts with Evan Ap Evans who was born about 1625

spacer in Wales. His son Thomas Evans (1651-1738)came to America about 1690.

spacer This family ties in with the Cummings family

spacer through the marriage of my mother, Mary Alice Evans, to

spacer Carl E Cummings,Sr.

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