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The origins of the Yerby name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Yerby was originally derived from a family having lived in either the parish or the hamlet called Yarborough in the county of Lincolnshire. The surname Yerby belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Yerby Early Origins



The surname Yerby was first found in Lincolnshire at Yarbourgh or Yaburgh, in the hundred of Louth-Eske. The name was listed as Gereburg in the Domesday Book [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and literally means "the earthwork, or the fortification built of earth" derived from the Old English word "eorth-burgh" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
"The living [of Yarborough] is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at 9. 13. 6.; net income, 226; patron, Nicholas Edmund Yarburgh, Esq., of Heslington Hall, near York, who is lord of the manor, and owner of half the parish." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Yerby Spelling Variations


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Yerby Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Yerby include Yarburgh, Yarborough, Yearbugh, Yerburgh, Yearby and others.

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Yerby Early History


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Yerby Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yerby research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 106 and 1066 are included under the topic Early Yerby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Yerby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Yerby Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Yerby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Yerby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Yerby who settled in Maryland in 1744

Yerby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A F Yerby, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850

Yerby Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William James Yerby, aged 41, who landed in America, in 1909
  • William Yerby, aged 57, who emigrated to America, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Yerby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Yerby (post 1700)



  • William James Yerby (1867-1950), American politician, U.S. Consul in Sierra Leone, 1906-15; Dakar, 1915-25; La Rochelle, 1925-26; Oporto, 1926-30; Nantes, 1930-32
  • William E. W. Yerby (b. 1864), American Democrat politician, newspaper editor; Mayor of Greensboro, Alabama, 1902-03; Delegate to Alabama convention to ratify 21st amendment from Hale County, 1933
  • Monteal M. Yerby, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1972
  • Frank Garvin Yerby (1916-1991), first African-American historical novelist to become a millionaire from his work

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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: Non est sine pulvere palma
Motto Translation: The palm is not obtained without toil.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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The Yerby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Yerby Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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