The ancient name of Yeomend finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a free landholder.
Early Origins of the Yeomend family
The surname Yeomend 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 Yeomend family
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Yeomend Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Yeomend family name include Yeoman, Yeomans, Yoemans and others.
Early Notables of the Yeomend family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Yeomend family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Yeomend surname or a spelling variation of the name include : 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