Yelton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Yelton family
The surname Yelton was first found in Norfolk at Yelverton, a parish, in the union of Loddon and Clavering, hundred of Henstead. . 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." 
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. 
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." 
Early History of the Yelton family
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Yelton Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Yelverton, Yelverston, Yelveton, Yelferton, Yellverton and many more.
Early Notables of the Yelton 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...
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Migration of the Yelton family to Ireland
Some of the Yelton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 85 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Yelton migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Yelton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Alex Yelton, aged 33, who immigrated to the United States from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1907
- John Yelton, aged 1, who settled in America from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1907
- Nellie Yelton, aged 28, who landed in America from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1907
- Nellie Yelton, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States from Alexandria, Scotland, in 1911
Contemporary Notables of the name Yelton (post 1700) +
- William Smith Yelton, American actor, best known for his roles in the Mandie series of movies
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The Yelton 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.
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)