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Yeadon Early Origins



The surname Yeadon was first found in Yorkshire at Yeadon, a town now within the City of Leeds metropolitan borough. 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. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
It is here that the first record of the name was found in 1226 when John of Yedon held lands in this area. 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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Yeadon Spelling Variations


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Yeadon Spelling Variations



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

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Yeadon Early History


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Yeadon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yeadon research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Yeadon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Yeadon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Yeadon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Yeadon 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:

Yeadon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frank Yeadon, aged 47, who arrived in America, in 1892
  • Arthur Yeadon, aged 54, who arrived in America from Leads, England, in 1898

Yeadon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Edith Yeadon, aged 28, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1911
  • Ada Yeadon, aged 23, who arrived in America from Huddersfield, England, in 1911
  • John Yeadon, aged 46, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1911
  • William H. Yeadon, aged 28, who arrived in America from Manningham, England, in 1911
  • Ethel Yeadon, aged 25, who arrived in America from Manningham, England, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Yeadon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Yeadon (post 1700)



  • James Yeadon (1861-1914), English first-class cricketer
  • Kimberley Maxwell Yeadon MP (b. 1956), Australian politician, Member for Granville, New South Wales (1990-2007)
  • Willie Brayshaw Yeadon (1907-1997), British railway historian and author, known for his "Yeadon's Register of LNER Locomotives" and other works

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. 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.
  5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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