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There are two theories for the origin of the Wallace name, both of which indicate an ancient British origin. First, the name of Waleis was common in England and around 1300 meant simply "Welsh-man". The family was believed to be from Wales and held land in Shropshire and who may have come north with King David I. The second theory is that they were Britons who settled in the ancient kingdom of Stra.....


Heraldry Database: Evans

Evans







Surname:  Evans
Branch:  Evans
Origins:  Irish
More Info:  Ireland

Background:  Usually a Welsh name;occasionally an anglicized form of the rare O' hEimhin of Ormond: this is derived from a word meaning swift. The Evans surname is common in Britian and were used as the anglicized form of Gaelic Irish surnames. In this case, Evans represents the older Gaelic name O'Hevine which is now obsolete. Evan is he Welsh form of John, dating from about 1500.


Motto:  Pro libertate patriœ, For the liberty of my country.


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Name Variations:  Evans, Evens, Evins, Heaven, Heavens.

References:
One or more of the following publications has been referenced for this article.
The General Armory; Sir Bernard Burke - 1842.
A Handbook of Mottoes; C.N. Elvin - 1860.
Irish Families, Their Names, Arms & Origins; Edward MacLysaght - 1957.
The Surnames of Ireland; Edward MacLynsaght - 1957.










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