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The surname Yeater was first found in Austria, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Jetzer, Jeter, Jater, Jeetze, Jatzer and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yeater research. Another 214 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1817, 1823, and 1853 are included under the topic Early Yeater History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Yeater Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Yeater Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Johannes Yeater, aged 21, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753

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  • J. W. Yeater, American politician, Member of West Virginia State Senate 2nd District, 1889-92
  • Charles E. Yeater, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Philippine Islands, 1928
  • Beatrice Yeater, American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia Democratic State Executive Committee, 1937; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1940
  • Eric Yeater, American director, writer and producer, involved in more than 89 videos many seen on PBS
  • Charles Emmett Yeater (1861-1943), American acting Governor-General of the Philippines (1921)


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  2. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
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  6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
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The Yeater Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Yeater 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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