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Yancy Early Origins



The surname Yancy was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Warenne who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Yancy Spelling Variations


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Yancy Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Yancy, Yancey, Wauncy, Wancy, Vanci, Wancy, Wancey, de Wanceio, Yantzy, Yantcy and many more.

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Yancy Early History


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Yancy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yancy research. Another 216 words (15 lines of text) covering the year 1040 is included under the topic Early Yancy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Yancy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Yancy Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Yancy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Yancy, who was naturalized in Fairfield county, Ohio in 1844

Yancy Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Marya Yancy, aged 27, who arrived in America, in 1902
  • James Yancy, who arrived in America, in 1906
  • Anne Yancy, aged 43, who arrived in America from Ireland, in 1907
  • Wilson Yancy, aged 44, who arrived in America, in 1907
  • George Edward Yancy, aged 33, who arrived in America, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Yancy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Yancy (post 1700)



  • Shawn Yancy, American Emmy Award winning news anchor for WTTG-TV, FOX 5 News in Washington, DC
  • Hugh Yancy (b. 1949), American former Major League Baseball player for the Chicago White Sox from 1972 to 1976
  • Marvin Yancy (d. 1985), American rhythm and blues keyboard instrumentalist, Baptist Pastor
  • Allen Yancy (1881-1941), Vice-President of Liberia 1928-30

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  11. ...

The Yancy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Yancy Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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