Humen is a name that was formed by the Anglo-Saxon
society of old Britain. The name was thought to have been used for someone who once worked as a free landholder.
Early Origins of the Humen family
The surname Humen was first found in Gloucestershire
where they held a family seat
from very early times, before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Humen family
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Humen Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Humen include Yeoman, Yeomans, Yoemans and others.
Early Notables of the Humen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Humen family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Humen were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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