The name Yeoghan is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It is a name for someone who worked as a free landholder.
Early Origins of the Yeoghan family
The surname Yeoghan was first found in Gloucestershire
where they held a family seat
from very early times, before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Yeoghan family
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Yeoghan Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Yeoghan are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Yeoghan include: Yeoman, Yeomans, Yoemans and others.
Early Notables of the Yeoghan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Yeoghan family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Yeoghan or a variant listed above: Robert Yeoman settled in Virginia in 1622; George Yeoman settled in Virginia in 1638; Arthur Yeomans settled in Barbados in 1634; Richard Yeoman settled in New England