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Yerkes Early Origins



The surname Yerkes was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1379 when Johannes Yarker held estates in that shire.

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Yerkes Spelling Variations


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Yerkes Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Yarker, Yorker, Yearker, Yerker and others.

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Yerkes Early History


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Yerkes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yerkes research. Another 303 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Yerkes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Yerkes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Yerkes Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Yerkes 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Edward Yarke, who arrived in Virginia in 1635; ??? Yarker, who arrived in Quebec in 1814; William Yarker, who was recorded in the census of Ontario of 1871.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Yerkes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Yerkes (post 1700)



  • William Yerkes, American politician, Supervisor of Novi Township, Michigan, 1834-35, 1836-37, 1840-43, 1848-50
  • Walter L. Yerkes, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 2nd District, 1932
  • Stephen Decatur Yerkes (1849-1915), American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1882-85
  • Silas Allen Yerkes (1834-1865), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State Board of Agriculture, 1861
  • Robert H. Yerkes, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1952, 1956
  • Robert G. Yerkes, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 17th District, 1932
  • Joseph Ball Yerkes (b. 1839), American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1873-76
  • John W. Yerkes, American Republican politician, Member of Republican National Committee from Kentucky, 1896-1904; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1896 (speaker)
  • Harman Yerkes, American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate, 1874-78
  • George B. Yerkes, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1915
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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: La fin couronne les oeuvres
Motto Translation: The end crowns the works.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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    The Yerkes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Yerkes 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.

    This page was last modified on 8 October 2015 at 10:43.

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