The Yandall surname comes from the place name Yewdale in Lancashire
, which is derived from the Old English word "yew," the type of tree and the Old Norse "dalr," meaning "valley."
Early Origins of the Yandall family
The surname Yandall was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, at Udale, before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Yandall family
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Yandall Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Yandall has undergone many spelling variations
, including Udall, Udale, Udle and others.
Early Notables of the Yandall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Yandall family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Yandall were among those contributors:
Yandall Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Elizabeth Yandall, aged 26, who arrived in America, in 1906
- Victor Yandall, aged 26, who arrived in America, in 1906
- Lunsford Yandall, aged 2, who arrived in America, in 1924
Contemporary Notables of the name Yandall (post 1700)
- Patrick Norman Yandall (b. 1959), American smooth jazz, contemporary jazz/rock/blues guitarist from Fort Bragg, North Carolina
- Caroline, Mary and Adele Yandall, New Zealand/ Samoan singers who performed as The Yandall Sisters in the 1970s