The name Yeomen finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons
. It was given to one who worked as a free landholder.
Early Origins of the Yeomen family
The surname Yeomen 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 Yeomen family
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Yeomen Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Yeomen has been recorded under many different variations, including Yeoman, Yeomans, Yoemans and others.
Early Notables of the Yeomen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Yeomen family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Yeomen 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