Yeatman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Yeatman was brought to England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Yeatman is for a gatekeeper. Further research proved the surname Yeatman was originally derived from the Old English word geat, meaning gate.
Early Origins of the Yeatman family
The surname Yeatman was first found in 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 Yeatman family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yeatman research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1611, 1674, 1685, 1690, 1689, 1730, 1643, 1578, 1632, 1641, 1642 and 1643 are included under the topic Early Yeatman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Yeatman Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Yetman, Yeatman, Yeetman, Yeaman, Yateman, Yatman and others.
Early Notables of the Yeatman family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Pym Yeatmen of Stock House; Sir John Yeamans, 1st Baronet (1611-1674), an English colonial administrator from Bristol described in his day as "a pirate ashore", Governor of the Province of Carolina; Sir William Yeamans, 2nd Baronet (d. c. 1685); Sir John Yeamans, 3rd Baronet (d. c. 1690); and Sir John Yeamans, 4th Baronet (c. 1689-c. 1730.)
Robert Yeamans or Yeomans (d. 1643), was an English Royalist who came of a numerous Bristol family, and was probably nearly related to William Yeamans (1578-1632?), a graduate of Balliol College, Oxford. "Robert was a well-known merchant and...
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Yeatman migration to the United States +
Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Yeatman or a variant listed above:
Yeatman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Erasmus Yeatman, who landed in Maryland in 1651 
Yeatman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Albert and William Yeatman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1868
Yeatman migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Yeatman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Thomas Yeatman, who settled in Conception Bay in 1750
- William Yeatman, who settled in in Harbour Grace in 1792
Yeatman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Arthur Yeatman, who settled in in Greenspond, Newfoundland in 1817 
- Elizabeth Yeatman, who settled in in King's Cove, Newfoundland in 1825 
- William Yeatman, who settled in in Keels, Newfoundland in 1836 
Yeatman migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Yeatman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Thomas Yeatman, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839 
- Ann Yeatman, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839 
- Martha Yeatman, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839 
- Susan Yeatman, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839 
- Henry Yeatman, aged 37, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Amazon"
Contemporary Notables of the name Yeatman (post 1700) +
- M. B. Yeatman, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1920 
- Robert Julian Yeatman (1897-1968), British humorist who wrote for Punch
Historic Events for the Yeatman family +
- Mr. Charles Aylmer Luttrell Yeatman, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Montréal, Quebec, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered 
- Mrs. Cora Rose Yeatman, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Montréal, Quebec, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered 
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The Yeatman 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.
- ^ 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)
- ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MOFFATT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Moffatt.htm
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/