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The Yeo surname comes from the Old English word "ea," or "yo," in Somerset and Devon dialects, which meant "river" or "stream." It was likely originally a topographic name for someone who lived near a stream.

Yeo Early Origins



The surname Yeo was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, at Hempton Sachville.

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Yeo Spelling Variations


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Yeo Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Yeo, Yeoh, Yea, Yeoman, Attyea and others.

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Yeo Early History


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Yeo Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yeo research. Another 259 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1120 is included under the topic Early Yeo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Yeo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Yeo Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Yeo Notables 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:

Yeo Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Alan Yeo, who settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630
  • John Yeo, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • Leonard Yeo, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
  • William Yeo, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • Mrs. Clare Yeo, who landed in Virginia in 1652
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Yeo Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Yeo, who arrived in Virginia in 1743

Yeo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard Yeo, aged 34, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Joseph H Yeo, who landed in New York in 1843

Yeo Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Daddy Yeo settled at King's Cove, Newfoundland, in 1804

Yeo Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Isaac Yeo arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Theresa" in 1847
  • John Stevens Yeo arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Theresa" in 1847
  • Mary Yeo arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Theresa" in 1847
  • Thomas Yeo arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Theresa" in 1847
  • Harriett Amelia Yeo arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Theresa" in 1847

Yeo Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Laura Yeo arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Owen Glendowner" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Yeo (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Yeo (post 1700)



  • William T. Yeo (1869-1959), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Iosco District, 1909-12
  • Barbara C. Yeo, American politician, Mayor of Manhattan, Kansas, 1969-70
  • Douglas Yeo, American classical trombonist at the Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Brian George Yeo (b. 1944), former English football striker
  • Simon John Yeo (b. 1973), former English footballer
  • Dylan Yeo (b. 1986), Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
  • Alfred William Yeo (1890-1976), Australian politician, Member for Castlereagh (1932-1941)
  • Michael "Mike" Yeo (b. 1973), Canadian current head coach of the NHL ice hockey Minnesota Wild
  • Jonathan Yeo (b. 1970), British portrait artist who has painted Nicole Kidman, Dennis Hopper, Prince Philip, Erin O'Connor, Tony Blair, David Cameron and many more
  • John Yeo (1837-1924), Canadian farmer, ship builder and politician, Member of Parliament from East Prince (18961898)
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 3 December 2015 at 17:31.

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