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Evans is the surname of a Muggle family. They must have some distant magical blood,[1] however, as at least one member, Lily Evans, was a Muggle-born witch.

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The Evans family are Harry Potter's maternal family, and are known in the wizarding world for Lily's loving sacrifice in order to save Harry from Lord Voldemort.

They are related to the Muggle Dursley family and wizarding Potter and Weasley families. They lived near Spinner's End, the residence of the Snape family.[2] Lily's parents were Muggles, as was her sister Petunia.

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Evans is a Welsh or English surname derived from the given name Evan.[3] As a Welsh name, Evan means "young warrior;" it can also be considered a form of the name John, meaning "God is gracious."[4]

Both sisters in the Evans family, Lily and Petunia, are named after flowers.

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