Jevons


Jevons
Recorded as Jeavon, Jevon, Jevons, Jeavons and possibly others, this is an English medieval surname. It has two possible origins. The first is from the Latin word "juvenis" meaning 'young one', through the later French "Jovene" and as such introduced by the Norman-French invaders into England after the invasion of 1066. In this form, the original name was a term of endearment as in Bartholomew le Joevene of Bedfordshire who is recorded in the charters of the Abbey of Ramsay in the year 1254. Other recordings which are clearly from this French source include Robert Le Jeofne in the Fees Rolls of Northampton in 1254, and Thomas Le Geven in the 1279 Hundred Rolls of Oxfordshire. However, the popular origin is probably Welsh as in Rirt ap Jevan ap Eigon in 1393, with the name being a combination of John and Evan. As a result we have the further development to Jevanne first recorded in the charters of Glamorgan for the year 1459. It is one of the curiosities of the Welsh surname that both elements John and Evan mean John! Further recordings from the Welsh sources include Hopkin ap Jevan of Glamorgan, who was registered as a student at Oxford University in 1594, and Thomas Jeavon of London, whose wife Ann, was buried at the church of St Thomas the Apostle, on March 1st 1658, during the 'reign' of Oliver Cromwell and his son Richard. The coat of arms has the blazon of a blue field, a silver chevron between three silver cockerels, armed, crested, and jelloped, in red. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of John le Jofne. which was dated 1199, in the Curia Regis rolls of Hertfordshire. during the reign of King John, who was nicknamed 'Lackland', 1199 - 1216. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • JEVONS (W. S.) — JEVONS WILLIAM STANLEY (1835 1882) Né à Liverpool, mort noyé à Saint Leonard’s près de Hastings, Jevons fit ses études à University College à Londres; il les interrompit pour gagner sa vie comme essayeur de monnaie; nommé professeur de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Jevons —   [ dʒevnz], William Stanley, britischer Volkswirtschaftler und Philosoph, * Liverpool 1. 9. 1835, ✝ (ertrunken) bei Bexhill (County Sussex) 13. 8. 1882; 1866 76 Professor für Logik und Moralphilosophie am Owens College in Manchester und 1876 80… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Jevons — ist der Name von William Stanley Jevons (1835–1882), englischer Ökonom und Philosoph Sonstiges Marshall Jevons, Pseudonym der beiden Wirtschaftsprofessoren William Breit (Trinity University) und Kenneth G. Elzinga, (University of Virginia) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Jevons — (spr. dschīwens), William Stanley, engl. Philosoph und Nationalökonom, geb. 1. Sept. 1835 in Liverpool, gest. 13. Aug. 1882, ein Enkel des berühmten Historikers Roscoe, war 1854–58 Wardein der australischen Münze in Sydney, studierte dann weiter… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Jevons — Jevons, William Stanley …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Jevons — William Stanley Jevons William Stanley Jevons William Stanley Jevons (né le 1er septembre 1835, mort le 13 août 1882) est un économiste et un logicien anglais, considéré comme co fondateur de l …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Jevons — People = * Marshall Jevons the name of a fictitious crime writer invented and used by William Breit and Kenneth G. Elzinga * Phil Jevons English football player * William Stanley Jevons English economist and logician Other * Jevons paradox an… …   Wikipedia

  • Jevons — noun English economist and logician who contributed to the development of the theory of marginal utility (1835 1882) • Syn: ↑William Stanley Jevons • Instance Hypernyms: ↑economist, ↑economic expert, ↑logician, ↑logistician * * * /jev euhnz/, n …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jevons — biographical name William Stanley 1835 1882 English economist …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Jevons — /jev euhnz/, n. William Stanley, 1835 82, English economist and logician. * * * …   Universalium


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