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Spelling variations of this family name include: Yeland, Yelland, Yeoland, Yalland, Yolland, Yealand, Yelaund, Yellen and many more.

First found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when Adam of Yeland held the estates in 1230 in that shire.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yelland research. Another 286 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1235, 1273, and 1379 are included under the topic Early Yelland History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Yelland Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • William Yelland arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847
  • Joseph Yelland arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Success" in 1848
  • Thomas Yelland, aged 20, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Sea Park"
  • John Yelland, aged 25, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Burlington"
  • Nicholas Yelland, aged 48, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Burlington"


Yelland Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • F. Yelland, aged 22, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1872

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  • Judd Yelland, American Republican politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1912
  • Harlan J. Yelland, American politician, Mayor of Escanaba, Michigan, 1955-56
  • Mr. Richard E Yelland, British Leading Cook, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
  • David Yelland (b. 1963), British newspaper editor, and partner at Brunsick Group LLP
  • Herbert Yelland (1878-1962), Australian Legislative Council member (1924-36)


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  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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The Yelland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Yelland 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.

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