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Subject: Fw: [BLEVINS-L] Meaning of Blevins?
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 1998 10:33:12 EDT
Hi all.......just passing this on..............Marj
Subj: Fw: [BLEVINS-L] Meaning of Blevins?
Date:8/27/1998 09:45:27 PM Pacific Daylight Time
From: (felicia noelle trujillo)
--I am shocked after searching and finding nothing--Steven Ausborn
>Blevans is my greatgranduncle, at least he was the favorite brother of my
>greatgrandmother, Jennie Blevans who married Joseph T. Wasson in1878 and
>moved to Colorado where my Grandma Daisy DeForrest Wasson was born in 1880.
>Incidentally, Daisy wrote a recently published book about Jennie and
>Joseph's homesteading in OR called AROUND THE CAT'S BACK.
>Stephen Ausborn BLEVANS (Jennie's Granddad) married Nancy Jane Kirkland of
>Pulaski, TN.(1789-1873). We know there was Daniel BLEVANS who emigrated
>from England to Virginia in 1679.
>Does this match with your history? Please reply! felicia noelle
>>The origin of the Blevins Name.
>>Taken from research done by Bill Dewayne Blevins through 1977. The four
>>primary sources for surnames were: occupation, location, father's name, or
>>personal characteristics. The surname Blevins appears to be both patronymic
>>al and characteristic in origin, and is believed to be associated with a
>>Welsh word, "Bleddyn" meaning "little wolf". Dictionaries of surnames
>>indicate probable spelling variations of Blevins to be Bledgint, Blethyn,
>>Blevin, Pleaden, Pleven, Pleavin, Plevin, Plevins, Bledyn, and Blevans. The
>>later of which was apparently styled by Someone in the Daniel Blevans(ins)
>>family, most probably Stephen Ausborn(urn) Blevans born 10 Oct 1987. This
>>is the only use of the Blevans spelling we find.