The distinguished surname Yarrenton was first found in England
. The name is derived from "Yarnton," the name of a town in Oxfordshire
, and simply means "one from Yarnton."
Early Origins of the Yarrenton family
The surname Yarrenton was first found in Oxfordshire
, where the Yarrenton family was anciently seated 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. Saxon surnames survived, however, and the family name Yarrenton was first referenced in the 13th century when they held lands.
Early History of the Yarrenton family
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Yarrenton Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Yarrenton, Yarnton, Yarton, Yarenton, Yarrington and many more.
Early Notables of the Yarrenton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Yarrenton family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Yarranton, who settled in Virginia in 1678; Dorothy Yarrington, who emigrated from England
to America in 1678; as did Jasper Yarrington in 1743; William and Leonard Yarrington, who were both naturalized in Canada in 1840.