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|family members=*[[Petunia Dursley|Petunia Evans]]
 
|family members=*[[Petunia Dursley|Petunia Evans]]
 
*[[Lily Evans]]
 
*[[Lily Evans]]
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|status=Extinct in male line. Extant in female line through the [[Dursley family]] and the [[Potter family]]
 
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'''Evans''' is the surname of a [[Muggle]] family, though they have some magical blood, as [[Lily Evans]] was a [[Muggle-born]] [[Wizardkind|witch]].
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'''Evans''' is the surname of a [[Muggle]] family. They must have some distant magical blood,<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20080828113728/http://www.bloomsbury.com/harrypotter/default.aspx?sec=3 30 July 2007 Bloomsbury Webchat with J.K. Rowling]</ref> however, as at least one member, [[Lily Evans]], was a [[Muggle-born]] [[Wizardkind|witch]].
They are [[Harry Potter]]'s maternal family, and are known in the wizarding world for Lily's sacrifice to save Harry from [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]. They are related to the Muggle [[Dursley family]] and wizarding [[Potter family|Potter]] and [[Weasley family|Weasley]] families. They lived near [[Spinner's End]], the residence of the [[Snape family]].<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''</ref> Lily's parents were Muggles, as was her sister Petunia.
 
   
==Family Members==
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== Recent History ==
[[File:PetuniaDursley.jpg|thumb|left|150px|[[Petunia Dursley]] née Evans]]
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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 [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]].
[[File:Lily_Potter_fullcoloured.jpg|thumb|left|150px|[[Lily Evans|Lily Potter]] née Evans]]
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*[[Lily Evans' father|Mr. Evans]] is a [[Muggle]] man, and he is the husband of [[Lily Evans' mother|Mrs. Evans]]. Father of [[Petunia Dursley|Petunia Dursley née Evans]] and [[Lily Evans|Lily Potter née Evans]]. Father-in-law of [[Vernon Dursley]] and [[James Potter I|James Potter]], Grandfather of [[Harry Potter]] and [[Dudley Dursley]]. Grandfather-in-law of [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] and [[Dudley Dursley's wife|Dudley's wife]]. Great-grandfather of [[James Potter II|James Sirius Potter]], [[Albus Potter|Albus Severus Potter]], [[Lily Potter|Lily Luna Potter]] and [[Dudley Dursley's children|Dudley's children]].
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They are related to the Muggle [[Dursley family]] and wizarding [[Potter family|Potter]] and [[Weasley family|Weasley]] families. They lived near [[Spinner's End]], the residence of the [[Snape family]].<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''</ref> Lily's parents were Muggles, as was her sister Petunia.
*[[Lily Evans' mother|Mrs. Evans]] is a [[Muggle]] woman, and she is the wife of [[Lily Evans' father|Mr. Evans]]. Mother of [[Petunia Dursley|Petunia Dursley née Evans]] and [[Lily Evans|Lily Potter née Evans]]. Mother-in-law of [[James Potter I|James Potter]] and [[Vernon Dursley]]. Grandmother of [[Dudley Dursley]] and [[Harry Potter]]. Grandmother-in-law of [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] and [[Dudley Dursley's wife]]. Great-Grandmother of Harry Potter children, [[James Potter II|James Sirius Potter]], [[Albus Potter|Albus Severus Potter]], [[Lily Potter|Lily Luna Potter]] and [[Dudley Dursley's children|Dudley's children]].
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*[[Petunia Dursley|Petunia Dursley née Evans]] is a [[Muggle]] woman, and she is the elder daughter of [[Lily Evans' father|Mr.]] and [[Lily Evans' mother|Mrs. Evans]], and she is the elder sister of [[Lily Evans|Lily Potter née Evans]]. Wife of [[Vernon Dursley]], mother of [[Dudley Dursley]]. Sister-in-law of [[James Potter I|James Potter]]. Mother-in-law of [[Dudley Dursley's wife|Dudley's wife]]. Grandmother of [[Dudley Dursley's children|Dudley's children]]. Aunt of [[Harry Potter]], aunt-in-law of [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]], great-aunt of [[James Potter II|James Sirius Potter]], [[Albus Potter|Albus Severus Potter]] and [[Lily Potter|Lily Luna Potter]].
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==Recent family members==
*[[Lily Evans|Lily Potter née Evans]] was a [[Muggle-born]] witch, and she was the younger daughter of [[Lily Evans' father|Mr.]] and [[Lily Evans' mother|Mrs. Evans]], and she was the younger sister of [[Petunia Dursley|Petunia Dursley née Evans]]. Wife of [[James Potter I|James Potter]]. Mother of [[Harry Potter]]. Mother-in-law of [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]]. Grandmother of [[James Potter II|James Sirius Potter]], [[Albus Potter|Albus Severus Potter]] and [[Lily Potter|Lily Luna Potter]]. Aunt of [[Dudley Dursley]], aunt-in-law of [[Dudley Dursley's wife|Dudley's wife]], great-aunt of [[Dudley Dursley's children|Dudley's children]].
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<gallery orientation="portrait" spacing="small" position="center" widths="85">
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Lily Potter1.jpg|[[Lily Potter]] †
Mr. Evans.jpg|[[Mr. Evans]]
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Petunia Dursley.jpg|[[Petunia Dursley]]
Mrs. Evans.jpg|[[Mrs. Evans]]
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Mr. Evans.jpg|[[Evans sisters' father|Mr Evans]]
Petunia DH.png|[[Petunia Dursley]] nee Evans
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Mrs. Evans.jpg|[[Evans sisters' mother|Mrs Evans]] †
Lily DHP2.jpg|[[Lily Evans|Lily Potter]] nee Evans
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Harry Potter Promo HBP.JPG|[[Harry Potter]]
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*[[Lily Evans|Lily Potter ]]{{Comment|née Evans}} - a [[Muggle-born]] [[witch]] who was sorted into [[Gryffindor]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]; younger sister of Petunia, wife of [[James Potter]], and mother of [[Harry Potter]]
Dudley-dh1.jpg|[[Dudley Dursley]]
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*[[Petunia Dursley ]]{{Comment|née Evans}} - a [[Muggle]]; older sister of Lily, wife of [[Vernon Dursley]], and mother of [[Dudley Dursley]]
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* [[Evans sisters' father|Mr Evans]] - a [[Muggle]]; father of Petunia and Lily
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* [[Evans sisters' mother|Mrs Evans]] - a [[Muggle]]; mother of Petunia and Lily
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== Recent related members ==
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<gallery orientation="portrait" widths="85" position="center" spacing="small">
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Vernon Dursley HP5.jpg|[[Vernon Dursley]]
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BestmainimagejamespotterI.jpg|[[James Potter]] †
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DudleyDH.png|[[Dudley Dursley]]
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PromoHP7 Harry Potter.jpg|[[Harry Potter]]
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Ginny-Weasley.jpg|[[Ginny Weasley]]
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HPDH2-3922.jpg|[[James Potter II]]
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AlbusSevPotter.jpg|[[Albus Potter]]
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Lily PotterDH2.png|[[Lily Potter II]]
 
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* [[Lily Luna Potter]] - blood relative and youngest of Harry and Ginny Potter
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* [[Albus Severus Potter]] - blood relative and middle child of Harry and Ginny Potter
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* [[James Sirius Potter ]]- blood relative and oldest son of Harry and Ginny Potter
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* [[Dudley Dursley's children|Dursley children]] - children of Dudley and his wife
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* [[Ginevra Molly Potter]] {{Comment|née [[Weasley]]}} - related through marriage, wife of Harry Potter, and mother of James, Albus, and Lily
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* [[Harry James Potter]] - blood relative, son of James and Lily Potter, husband of Ginny, and father of James, Albus, and Lily
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* [[Dudley Dursley]] - blood relative and son of Vernon and Petunia Dudley
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* [[James Potter]] - related through marriage, husband of Lily, and father of Harry Potter
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* [[Vernon Dursley]] - related through marriage, husband of Petunia, and father to Dudley Dursley
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
''Evans'' is a [[Wales|Welsh]] or [[England|English]] surname derived from the given name ''Evan''<ref>[http://surnames.behindthename.com/php/search.php?terms=Evans&type=n&operator=or Behind the Name: Evans]</ref>. As a Welsh name, [[Wikipedia:Evan|Evan]] means "young warrior;" it can also be considered a form of the name ''John'', meaning "God is gracious."<ref>[http://www.behindthename.com/name/evan Behind the Name: Evan]</ref>
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''Evans'' is a [[Wales|Welsh]] or [[England|English]] surname derived from the given name ''Evan''.<ref>[http://surnames.behindthename.com/php/search.php?terms=Evans&type=n&operator=or Behind the Name: Evans]</ref> As a Welsh name, [[Wikipedia:Evan|Evan]] means "young warrior;" it can also be considered a form of the name ''John'', meaning "God is gracious."<ref>[http://www.behindthename.com/name/evan Behind the Name: Evan]</ref>
   
 
Both sisters in the Evans family, Lily and Petunia, are named after flowers.
 
Both sisters in the Evans family, Lily and Petunia, are named after flowers.
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*[[Mark Evans]] is not related to the family.<ref>[http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/faq_view.cfm?id=49 J.K.Rowling Official Site F.A.Q.]</ref>
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*[[Mark Evans]] is not related to the family.<ref>[http://web.archive.org/web/20110623035755/http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/de/faq_view.cfm?id=49 J.K.Rowling Official Site F.A.Q.]</ref>
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*[[Lucy Evans]] is not related to the family.
 
*Other than [[Lily Evans]] and her [[Harry Potter|son,]] other Evans family members must have had almond shaped green eyes, as when [[Harry Potter|Lily Evans' son]] stumbled across the [[Mirror of Erised]] he saw his maternal and [[Potter family|paternal]] family. He saw some people with eyes like his.
 
*Other than [[Lily Evans]] and her [[Harry Potter|son,]] other Evans family members must have had almond shaped green eyes, as when [[Harry Potter|Lily Evans' son]] stumbled across the [[Mirror of Erised]] he saw his maternal and [[Potter family|paternal]] family. He saw some people with eyes like his.
*Interestingly the etymoloy of the Evans family is "young warrior" this could tie with Harry Potter, the son of Lily Evans.
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*Interestingly the etymology of the Evans family is "young warrior" this could tie with Harry Potter, the son of Lily Evans.
 
*In the films, the Evans's are played by the following actors:
 
*In the films, the Evans's are played by the following actors:
 
*[[Lily Evans|Lily Potter (née Evans)]] is played by [[Geraldine Somerville]] in ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2|Part 2]]''.<br />The 15 year old Lily Evans was played in a deleted scene by [[Susie Shinner]] in ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' and the 11 year old Lily Evans was played by [[Ellie Darcey-Alden]] in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''.
 
*[[Lily Evans|Lily Potter (née Evans)]] is played by [[Geraldine Somerville]] in ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2|Part 2]]''.<br />The 15 year old Lily Evans was played in a deleted scene by [[Susie Shinner]] in ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' and the 11 year old Lily Evans was played by [[Ellie Darcey-Alden]] in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''.
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==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
 
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[[ru:Эвансы]]
 
[[es:Familia Evans‎]]
 
[[es:Familia Evans‎]]
 
[[fr:Famille Evans]]
 
[[fr:Famille Evans]]

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Evans family
Family heritage
Blood status

Muggle, one known magical member

Notable family members
Status

Extinct in male line. Extant in female line through the Dursley family and the Potter family

Relationships
Related families
Affiliation
House(s)

Gryffindor

Loyalty

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.

Recent History Edit

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.

Recent family membersEdit

Recent related members Edit

EtymologyEdit

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.

Behind the scenesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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