England following the Norman Conquest in 1066. It is a name for a gatekeeper. Further research proved the surname Yeathan was originally derived from the Old English word geat, meaning gate.
Early Origins of the Yeathan family
Dorset where they held a family seat from very ancient times and were Lords of the Manor of Stock Gaylard in that shire. Conjecturally, this family name is descended from William d'Eu who held the manor at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086 A.D. Count William d'Eu's main holdings were in Wiltshire but it may well be that a junior line of the family became husbandmen to his Dorset holdings.
Early History of the Yeathan family
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Yeathan Spelling Variations
Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Yeathan family name include Yetman, Yeatman, Yeetman, Yeaman, Yateman, Yatman and others.
Early Notables of the Yeathan family (pre 1700)
Baronet (1611-1674), an English colonial administrator from Bristol described in his day as "a pirate...
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Migration of the Yeathan family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Yeathan family to immigrate North America: Robert Yateman settled in Nevis in 1654; William Yateman settled in St. Christopher in 1635; William Yateman settled in Virginia in 1651; Albert and William Yeatman arrived in Pennsylvania in 1868. In Newfoundland Thomas Yeatman settled in Conception Bay in 1750.
The Yeathan Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Propositi tenax
Motto Translation: Tenacious of my resolve.
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