Friday, September 16, 2011
Motto: " Libertas"
Translation: On a silver shield is a red horizontal stripe seperating
"Liberty". The colors are somewhat different from ours where the
boar's heads are brown, there is another above the helmet and the stripe
is an upside down V shape. The color of Black in the stripe and the
shield a beige color. This shows the differance of the individual families.
However, the motto and symbles are the same.
The Name "Evans"
The surname Evans and its variants Evans,Evins, Heaven and Heavens
mean " son of Evan" or "Evan's (son)", the final representing the
genitive or possessive case. Evan, in turn, is the Welsh
form of the personal name John derived through Latin Johannes
from Hebrew Johonon " Jehovah has Favored". John was one of the
most common Jewish names and was borne by the Baptist and an
Evangelist.Latin Johannes from Hebrew Johonon " Jehovah has
Favored". John was one of the most common Jewish names and
was borne by the Baptist and an Evangelist.
becoming popular in Western Europe only after the first Crusade. But
eventually superseding William as the most common English Christian
name. In Welsh, the form Evan dates only from the sixteenth century.
Earlier forms being Tefan and Tfan and in the Middle English Yevan
identified by a single name only but with the increase in population
confusion arose and it became necessary to adopt an additional
cognomen,which was coined from one of four sources; the name of
an ancestor, a place, an occupation or some personal characteristic.
Thus, a man named Henry whose father was Evan might be known as"
Henry son of Evan" or Henry Evan's(son)"In order to distinguish
the cognomen became hereditary in what we now term surnames.
Early records mention Heine filius (son of) Yevan who appears
in the 1273 Hundred Rolls of Shropshire; Howell ap (son of)
evanin the Rolls of Parliament; David ap Evan, in the
Calendar of Proceedings in Chancery, Duringteh regin of Elizabeth I;
And John Evans in the 1568 Subsidy Roll of Suffolk.
One of the first to come to America was John Evans (1654-1740).
He came from Radnorshire, Wales, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in
1695 and in 1711 settled in New Castle County ,Delaware. His
grandson Evan Evans was a Colonel at the Battle of Brandywine
in 1777. Captain Jonathan Evans was an officer in a Massachusetts
Regiment at the time of the Lexington Alarm, April 1775.
Altogether, no less than thirty bearers of this name served
as officers in the Revolutionary War.
by Captain Gary Evans.From the Heraldry Carpineteria, California
in conjunction with Achivements Ltd. Center for Heraldic and
Genealogical research, Kent England. Compiled by Capt.
Gary B Evans (Dr. Hist.)
Our Family Homes--Then and Now
Our Homes, some were lived in for generation, some for just a short time.
Villages, Towns and Cities of my family.
Some of the homes and places my family and extended family have lived.
See photos below the posts.
See photos below the posts.