Yam History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Yam family

The surname Yam was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held lands.

Early History of the Yam family

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Yam Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Yenn, Yen, Yean and others.

Early Notables of the Yam family (pre 1700)

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Australia Yam migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Yam Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Emanuel Yam, Canadian convict who was convicted in Quebec, Canada for 15 years, transported aboard the "Clara" on 28th January 1864, arriving in Western Australia, Australia [1]


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 16th February 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/clara


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