Early Origins of the Yelferton family
The surname Yelferton was first found in Norfolk
at Yelverton, a parish, in the union of Loddon and Clavering, hundred
of Henstead. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
. As if to confirm these findings, another source notes the family originates from "a parish in Norfolk
, where the family appear to have dwelt in early times. The extinct Earls of Sussex
sprang from Andrew de Yelverton of that county, who flourished temp.
Edward II." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Yelverton, held by Godric from the King, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Yelverton is also a village on the south-western edge of Dartmoor, Devon. This village dates back to 1291 when it was first listed as Elleford and originally meant "elder-tree ford," from the Old English "ellen" + "ford." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Yelferton family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yelferton research.Another 232 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1461, 1503, 1603, 1613, 1618, 1620, 1623, 1631, 1725, 1400, 1470, 1536, 1612, 1566, 1629, 1558, 1631, 1654, 1172 and 1616 are included under the topic Early Yelferton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Yelferton Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Yelverton, Yelverston, Yelveton, Yelferton, Yellverton and many more.
Early Notables of the Yelferton family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir William Yelverton (1400 to the 1470s) English judge in Norfolk, twice Member of Parliament for Great Yarmouth, Norfolk; Sir Christopher Yelverton (1536-1612), an English judge and Speaker of the House of Commons... Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Yelferton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Yelferton family to Ireland
Some of the Yelferton family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 149 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Yelferton family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Matthew Yelverton, who arrived in America in 1685.
The Yelferton 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: Foy en tout
Motto Translation: Faith in everything.