The name Yeoham is Anglo-Saxon
in origin. It was a name given to a free landholder.
Early Origins of the Yeoham family
The surname Yeoham 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 Yeoham family
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Yeoham Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Yeoham include Yeoman, Yeomans, Yoemans and others.
Early Notables of the Yeoham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Yeoham family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Yeoham were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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