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Yelverton Early Origins



The surname Yelverton was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. 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.

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Yelverton Spelling Variations


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Yelverton Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Yelverton, Yelverston, Yelveton, Yelferton, Yellverton and many more.

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Yelverton Early History


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Yelverton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yelverton research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1461, 1503, 1603, 1613, 1618, 1620, 1623, 1631, 1725, 1400, 1470, 1536, 1612, 1566, 1629, 1st , 1558, 1631, 1st and 1654 are included under the topic Early Yelverton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Yelverton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Yelverton Early Notables (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 Yelverton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Yelverton In Ireland


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Yelverton In Ireland



Some of the Yelverton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Yelverton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Matthew Yelverton, who arrived in America in 1685

Yelverton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hon R.D. Yelverton, aged 50, who landed in America from England, in 1892
  • Corrie Yelverton, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • E. E. Yelverton, aged 23, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1896

Yelverton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mrs. R. F. Yelverton, aged 50, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • R. F. Yelverton, aged 63, who settled in America, in 1903
  • Harrison Yelverton, aged 26, who settled in America, in 1919

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Contemporary Notables of the name Yelverton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Yelverton (post 1700)



  • James W. Yelverton, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Senate, 1917-20; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1928
  • E. Harrison Yelverton, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Swansea, 1917
  • Charlie Yelverton (b. 1948), American former basketball player
  • Algernon William Yelverton (1866-1910), 6th Viscount Avonmore, an Irish nobleman
  • Captain Barry Nugent Yelverton (1859-1885), 5th Viscount Avonmore, an Irish nobleman and officer in the 37th Foot
  • Henry Yelverton (1854-1906), Australian politician, Member of the Western Australian Legislative Council from 1901 to 1904
  • Henry Yelverton (1821-1880), Australian timber merchant
  • Henry Edward Yelverton (1780-1810), 19th Baron Grey de Ruthyn, British peer
  • Major The Rt. Hon. William Charles Yelverton (1824-1883), 4th Viscount Avonmore, an Irish nobleman and soldier
  • Barry John Yelverton (1790-1870), 3rd Viscount Avonmore, an Irish nobleman
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  11. ...

The Yelverton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Yelverton 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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