Yearly History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Yearly family

The surname Yearly was first found in North Yorkshire at Yearsley, a township, in the parish of Coxwold, union of Easingwould, wapentake of Birdforth. [1] [2]

The place name dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was known as Eureslage. [3] Literally the place name means "wood or clearing of the wild boar, or of a man called Eofor." [4]

Early History of the Yearly family

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Yearly Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Yearly, Yearsly, Yearling, Earsley and others.

Early Notables of the Yearly family (pre 1700)

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United States Yearly migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Yearly Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Nicholas Yearly, who arrived in Virginia in 1711 [5]

Australia Yearly migration to Australia +

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

Yearly Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Frances Yearly, aged 27, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Navarino" [6]


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  4. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  5. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  6. ^ South Australian Register Friday 22nd February 1856. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1856. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1856.shtml.


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