Youell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Youell family

The surname Youell was first found in on the Isle of Yell, in the Shetlands.

Early History of the Youell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Youell research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1374, 1391, 1503, 1676, 1870 and 1608 are included under the topic Early Youell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Youell Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Youell family (pre 1700)

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Youell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Youell migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Youell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Youell, who arrived in Virginia in 1657 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Youell (post 1700) +

  • Walter Youell (1909-1994), South African rower who competed in the men's single sculls event at the 1936 Summer Olympics
  • The Ven. George Youell (1910-1995), English divine, Archdeacon of Stoke-on-Trent from 1956 to 1970


The Youell Motto +

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.


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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