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Where did the Irish Yeatts family come from? What is the Irish Yeatts family crest and coat of arms? When did the Yeatts family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Yeatts family history?

The Yeatts name comes from the old English "geat," and was probably first used as a name for a keeper of a gate.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Yates, Yate, Yeats and others.

First found in Gloucestershire, England where they were first on record in 1198. The name spread throughout England and Scotland, and possibly arrived in Ireland in the wake of the Norman invasion of 1172. Bearers of this name definitely came from Britain to Ireland with Cromwell's Adventurers for Land in the 17th century.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yeatts research. Another 285 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1675, 1712, and 1839 are included under the topic Early Yeatts History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 25 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Yeatts Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Edward Yates, who settled in Virginia in 1619; one year before the "Mayflower," Leonard Yeats, who settled in Virginia in 1623; Henry Yates, who settled in Virginia in 1636.

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  1. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  2. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Yeatts Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Yeatts 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.

This page was last modified on 23 September 2010 at 15:36.

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