Yeowell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Yeowell family

The surname Yeowell was first found in on the Isle of Yell, in the Shetlands.

Early History of the Yeowell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yeowell research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1374, 1391, 1503, 1676, 1870 and 1608 are included under the topic Early Yeowell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Yeowell Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Yell, Yul, Yuel, Yule, Youll, Yuile, Yuill, Yulle and others.

Early Notables of the Yeowell family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Yeowell family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alexander Yuill who settled in New York in 1774; Alexander Yule, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1784; Peter Yule, who came to Nova Scotia in 1786; William Yule, who settled in Quebec in 1820.


Contemporary Notables of the name Yeowell (post 1700) +

  • James Yeowell (1803-1875), English antiquary, born about 1803 in London, author of ‘Chronicles of the Ancient British Church anterior to the Saxon Era' (1847) [1]


The Yeowell Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Numine et virtute
Motto Translation: By God's providence and by virtue.


  1. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 20 Feb. 2019


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