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Early Origins of the Yadon family

The surname Yadon was first found in the West Riding of Yorkshire at Yeadon, now a town within the City of Leeds metropolitan borough. [1] [2] The town dates back to the Domesday Book when it was listed as Iadun and probably meant "steep hill," from the Old English words gaeh + dun. [3] Alternatively, the name could have been derived from Yeaton, a small village in Shropshire which also dates back to the Domesday Book. In this latter case, the village was first listed as Aiton and probably meant "farmstead by a river." [3]

The first record of the family was found in Yorkshire where the Pipe Rolls list Walter de Yeadon during the reign of Richard I (1189-1199.) Later, John of Yedon was listed in the Feet of Fines for Yorkshire in 1226. [4]

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 includes entries for John de Yedon; and Robert de Yedona, both in Yorkshire. [1]

Early History of the Yadon family

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Yadon Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Yeadon, Yedon, Yeton, Yetton, Yeaton and others.

Early Notables of the Yadon family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Yadon family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

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  2. Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  3. Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  4. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X) on Facebook