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Bevan


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The surname of Bevan has the associated arms recorded in Sir Bernard Burkes General Armory. Ulster King of Arms in 1884. The arms were granted in 1695 to William Bevan Esq., of Pen-y-Coed, County Carmathen, high sherif of that shire, and his brothers Theophilus Bevan and Thomas Bevan. The name was brought into England in the wake of the Norman Invasion of 1066 and anglicized from the Old French BEI.....


Heraldry Database: Welles

Welles







Surname:  Welles
Branch:  Welles
Origins:  British
More Info:  England

Background:  Welles is a surname of English origin. It derives from occupation, location, and topography. The occupational name (i.e. "Wellman") derives from the person responsible for a village's spring. The locational name (i.e. "Well") derives from the pre-7th century waella ("spring"). The topographical name (i.e. "Attewell") derives from living near a spring. The oldest public record is found in 1177 in the county of Norfolk. Variations of Wells include Well, Welman, Wells, Wellman and Wellsman. At the time of the British Census of 1881, its relative frequency was highest in Berkshire (3.2 times the British average), followed by Leicestershire, Oxfordshire, Kinross-shire, Huntingdonshire, Kent, Sussex, Lincolnshire, Dumfriesshire and Bedfordshire.


Motto:  Semper paratus, Always prepared.
Arms:  Ar. a lion, rampant, sa.


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Name Variations:  Welles, Well, Welman, Wells, Wellman, Wellsman, Wels.

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.
English Surnames; C.M. Matthews - 1966.
A Dictionary of English Surnames; P.H. Reaney - 1958.






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