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The EVANS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 342,237 48 0.127 1,269
United States (1880 census) 74,673 43 0.149 1,493
Change since 1880 +267564 -5 -0.022 -224
Other Countries
Australia 24,030 26 0.147 1,470
United Kingdom 162,676 8 0.354 3,542
Top States for EVANS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 25,549 71 0.123 1,225
California 24,866 88 0.073 734
Florida 18,889 61 0.118 1,182
Ohio 18,813 31 0.166 1,657
North Carolina 16,288 32 0.202 2,024
Top States for EVANS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Mississippi 7,246 33 0.255 2,547
South Carolina 9,007 40 0.225 2,245
Delaware 1,747 29 0.223 2,229
North Carolina 16,288 32 0.202 2,024
Utah 4,505 26 0.202 2,017


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called EVANS live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called EVANS represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called EVANS in Texas than any other state, but you are more likely to find a EVANS by picking someone at random in Mississippi than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of EVANS

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Wales

Language of origin: Welsh

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From name of parent

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the EVANS surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the EVANS surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of EVANS in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 241,790 70.65
Black/African American 85,730 25.05
Mixed Race 5,715 1.67
White (Hispanic) 5,305 1.55
Native American/Alaskan 2,327 0.68
Asian/Pacific 1,369 0.4

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the EVANS surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of EVANS in historical publications

The Welsh for John, the same as Johns. Evan, eofn, fearless, bold.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

Similar names to EVANS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as EVANS.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for EVANS

The following words are slight variants of EVANS that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.