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Where did the English Yea family come from? What is the English Yea family crest and coat of arms? When did the Yea family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Yea family history?The Yea surname comes from the Old English word "ea," or "yo," in Somerset and Devon dialects, which meant "river" or "stream." It was likely originally a topographic name for someone who lived near a stream.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Yeo, Yeoh, Yea, Yeoman, Attyea and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yea research. Another 259 words(18 lines of text) covering the year 1120 is included under the topic Early Yea History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Yea Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alan Yeo, who settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630; John Yeo settled in Virginia in 1654 with Prudence; Hugh and Clare Yeo settled in Virginia in 1653.
The Yea Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Yea Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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