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


Spelling variations of this family name include: Yell, Yul, Yuel, Yule, Youll, Yuile, Yuill, Yulle and others.

First found in on the Isle of Yell, in the Shetlands.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yowell research. Another 305 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1374, 1391, 1503, 1676 and 1870 are included under the topic Early Yowell History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Yowell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Yowell Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Yowell, who landed in Maryland in 1640
  • Tho Yowell, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • Ann, Yowell, who landed in Virginia in 1654
  • William Yowell, who landed in Virginia in 1654

Yowell Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Everett J. Yowell, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1895

Yowell Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century

  • Joe E. Yowell, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Julius Yowell, aged 30, who settled in America, in 1911
  • Ira Yowell, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1924


  • Edward J. "Eddie" Yowell (1915-1991), American Thoroughbred horse racing trainer
  • Carl Columbus Yowell (1902-1985), American Major League Baseball pitcher


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Numine et virtute
Motto Translation: By God's providence and by virtue.


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The Yowell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Yowell 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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