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Monday, 11 August 2014

E is for EVANS

I have a new name!  Yes, on May 1st I became Mrs. Evans and I just thought I'd reintroduce myself.  Have you ever wondered what your name means? Well, my new surname means "son of Evan," so I had to go and check out the name Evan.  It's Welsh for John and means (1) "one who is awesome beyond contemplation, (2) so good looking that one is attractive to every female present and at least one guy present, and (3) to be incredibly smart."  I think I picked a doubly good one since husband's parents gave him the middle name of Evan.
From http://www.houseofnames.com/evans-coat-of-arms Evans was "first founded in Herefordshire from very ancient times...before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William in Hastings in 1066.
This is the Evans family crest which I like very much!
In my research about the name Evans, I found a piece about its connection to the famous King Arthur.  From the same link as above, it says that "Writers and historians have long been divided ... on the truth of Arthur, the great Welsh king of Britain.  Although many now think that there is some truth underlying the many varied accounts, the hard facts surrounding Arthur's reign are almost completely obscured in a mist of myths and legends." 
 
So...on my mother's side, there is speculation that I may be the great granddaughter of a Scottish Lord (albeit born on the wrong side of the blanket) and could it possibly be that my new husband comes from the family of King Arthur? 
 
You may call me Lady Evans now.  Curtsies graciously accepted. 
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25 comments:

  1. Beautiful My Lady! I like your coat of arms! A lion is always better than a dragon!

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  2. Well done to marry into royalty! Love it and your introduction to the letter E. I'll be back to link up!

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  3. Exciting enough, Lady Evans :)

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  4. There will be no stopping you now...maaaaam! lol!

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  5. Great post Leslie, but I never knew King Arthur was a Welsh King of Britain ,!! My step fathers long distant relative was Grace O'Malley http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_O'Malley who was a Queen ..

    Here is an interesting link about King Arthur too http://www.kingarthursknights.com/default.asp

    Great E post xx

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  6. so, we must bow before you, your ladyship? :)

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  7. Thank you for enlightening me with your wisdom, my Lady.

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  8. E E Excellent! And very interesting, My Lady!

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  9. Mazal tov, Mrs. Evans! The bowing owl is so cute.

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  10. Interesting lineage.King Arthur the munificent legendary king has many inspiring stories woven around him.

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  11. Congrats to both of you (and I am curtsying as I write this)!

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  12. What a wonderful discovery ! At least you have now a decoration for over your entrance door ! I must also have a family crest somewhere because, oh shame, my great grandmother was an "out of a blanket" child of a Duke ! There is some blue-blood in my veins ! We should create a circle of the BBOB. (Blue-Blood out of Blanket)

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  13. Interesting! Thanks for hosting.
    My contribution is all about EDFU in EGYPT!

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  14. hmmm that definitely sounds Exciting. Eminent Lady :)

    PhenoMenon
    http://throodalookingglass.com/2014/08/ellora/

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  15. Impressive crests...family wise and on that cutie pie bird♪ Thanks for hosting!

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  16. E is for EĞIRDIR in Turkey!
    Thanks for hosting.

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  17. Hello Lady Evans! :-) t's been a few rounds since last I hooked up. Congrats on your recent marriage. May you and your husband have many glorious years together.
    Take 25 to Hollister

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    1. Hi, again! I decided to hook up another E from my other blog. Thanks for hosting a great place to share with other bloggers.
      :-)
      The View from the Top of the Ladder

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  18. I bow down to you with most reverent admiration, and that is only a tiny bit tongue in cheek. Love your Energy and Ebullience and sense of Élan. Great photo, by the way, of the concluding curtsey :)

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  19. You've always been regal to me Mrs. Evans. - Margy

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