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Where did the English Yeomans family come from? What is the English Yeomans family crest and coat of arms? When did the Yeomans family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Yeomans family history?The saga of the name Yeomans follows a line reaching back through history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It was a name for someone who worked as a free landholder.
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Yeomans were recorded, including Yeoman, Yeomans, Yoemans and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yeomans research. Another 107 words(8 lines of text) covering the years 156 and 1565 are included under the topic Early Yeomans History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Yeomans Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Yeomans family emigrate to North America:
Yeomans Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Yeomans Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Yeomans Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Yeomans 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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