Uman is an Anglo-Saxon
name. The name was originally given to a free landholder.
Early Origins of the Uman family
The surname Uman 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 Uman family
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Uman Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Uman has appeared include Yeoman, Yeomans, Yoemans and others.
Early Notables of the Uman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Uman family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Uman arrived in North America very early: 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