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The surname Yeaton was first found in Yorkshire at Yeadon, a town now within the City of Leeds metropolitan borough. The town dates back to the Domesday Book when it was listed as Iadun and probably meant "steep hill," from the Old English words gaeh + dun. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
It is here that the first record of the name was found in 1226 when John of Yedon held lands in this area. Alternatively, the name could have been derived from Yeaton, a small village in Shropshire which also dates back to the Domesday Book. In this latter case, the village was first listed as Aiton and probably meant "farmstead by a river." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Spelling variations of this family name include: Yeadon, Yedon, Yeton, Yetton, Yeaton and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yeaton research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Yeaton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

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  • Walter J. Yeaton, American Republican politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Benton, 1938
  • Lewis F. Yeaton, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Wadena, Minnesota, 1875-78
  • John H. Yeaton, American Republican politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Portsmouth 2nd Ward; Elected 1938
  • Henry A. Yeaton, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 24th District, 1899-1900
  • Albert J. Yeaton, American Democrat politician, Elected New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Epsom 1938
  • Dana Yeaton, American Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre at Middlebury College, Vermont
  • Kathryn Yeaton, American accounting professor at the Ramapo College of New Jersey
  • Hopley Yeaton (1739-1812), American first officer commissioned by George Washington into the Revenue Cutter Service, forerunner of the United States Coast Guard
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  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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