Human History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Human is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It is a name for someone who worked as a free landholder.

Early Origins of the Human family

The surname Human was first found in Gloucestershire where they held a family seat from very early times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Human family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Human research. Another 54 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 156 and 1565 are included under the topic Early Human History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Human Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Human are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Human include: Yeoman, Yeomans, Yoemans and others.

Early Notables of the Human family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Human Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Human family

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Human or a variant listed above: Robert Yeoman settled in Virginia in 1622; George Yeoman settled in Virginia in 1638; Arthur Yeomans settled in Barbados in 1634; Richard Yeoman settled in New England in 1718.


Contemporary Notables of the name Human (post 1700) +

  • I. J. Human, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1916 [1]
  • F. William Human Jr., American politician, Mayor of Clayton, Missouri, 1959-63 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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