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Where did the German Yeater family come from? What is the German Yeater family crest and coat of arms? When did the Yeater family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Yeater family history?

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

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.


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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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  • Charles Emmett Yeater (1861-1943), American acting Governor-General of the Philippines (1921)
  • Eric Yeater, American director, writer and producer, involved in more than 89 videos many seen on PBS


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  1. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  2. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  3. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  4. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
  5. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
  10. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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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.

This page was last modified on 18 March 2014 at 16:07.

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