The Bevens Family History

This is a site where you can find information about the history of the Bevens family.

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The Bevens Family in the Census

Census Freqency of the Surname Bevens
1841 Census5
1851 Census42
1861 Census71
1871 Census116
1881 Census103
1891 Census269
1901 Census169
1911 Census139

Most Frequent Forenames for the Bevens Family in the Census

Name 1841 Census 1851 Census 1861 Census 1881 Census 1871 Census 1891 Census 1901 Census 1911 Census Total
William Bevens 0 2 7 8 6 10 6 6
John Bevens 0 5 4 11 7 11 4 7
Mary Bevens 0 6 4 5 10 13 10 4
George Bevens 0 1 3 4 6 16 11 11
Elizabeth Bevens 0 1 2 1 6 10 5 1
Sarah Bevens 0 1 3 6 2 11 4 3
James Bevens 0 1 3 3 4 7 4 7
Frederick Bevens 0 1 0 1 3 10 4 4
Thomas Bevens 0 0 3 5 2 10 4 1
Alfred Bevens 0 0 0 3 1 6 2 3
Henry Bevens 0 1 2 2 4 2 5 3
Arthur Bevens 0 1 1 1 3 5 1 4
Emma Bevens 0 1 1 6 1 0 1 2
Ann Bevens 0 4 3 3 2 3 2 1
Jane Bevens 0 1 1 2 2 4 1 3
Robert Bevens 1 0 1 1 2 3 5 1
Edith Bevens 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 3
Alice Bevens 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 2
Charles Bevens 0 1 1 2 2 2 3 0
Susan Bevens 0 1 2 1 1 4 1 0

Your Family History Search

You can use the forms below to do automatic searches for the Bevens family online amongst birth, marriage and death records from 1837, plus census transcripts for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and many more...


Etymology and History of the Surname: Bevens

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