Bevan Surname Origin
A contraction of Ap Evan, or Ivan, the son of John; from ap, son, or literally from, and Ivan, John. So Brice, from Ap Rice; Pritchard, from Ap Richard, etc.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
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