The many generations and branches of the Yeomane family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name reveals that an early member worked as a free landholder.
Early Origins of the Yeomane family
The surname Yeomane 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 Yeomane family
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Yeomane Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Yeomane were recorded, including Yeoman, Yeomans, Yoemans and others.
Early Notables of the Yeomane family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Yeomane family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Yeomane family emigrate to North America: 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