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The ancestors of the Yetman family migrated to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The surname Yetman is for a gatekeeper. Further research proved the surname Yetman was originally derived from the Old English word geat, meaning gate.

Yetman Early Origins



The surname Yetman was first found in Dorset where they held a family seat from very ancient times and were Lords of the Manor of Stock Gaylard in that shire. Conjecturally, this family name is descended from William d'Eu who held the manor at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086 A.D. Count William d'Eu's main holdings were in Wiltshire but it may well be that a junior line of the family became husbandmen to his Dorset holdings.

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Yetman Spelling Variations


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Yetman Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Yetman include Yetman, Yeatman, Yeetman, Yeaman, Yateman, Yatman and others.

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Yetman Early History


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Yetman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yetman research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1611, 1674, 1685, 1690, 1689 and 1730 are included under the topic Early Yetman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Yetman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Yetman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Pym Yeatmen of Stock House; Sir John Yeamans, 1st Baronet (1611-1674), an English colonial administrator from Bristol described in his day as "a pirate...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Yetman 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



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Yetmans to arrive on North American shores:

Yetman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Rosomae Yetman, who landed in Virginia in 1636

Yetman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Sarah Moriah Yetman, who arrived in America, in 1906
  • W. Yetman, who arrived in America, in 1906
  • Percy Yetman, aged 23, who arrived in America from Douglas, Isle of Man, in 1911
  • Frank Yetman, aged 35, who arrived in Coney Island, N. Y., in 1920
  • Fred Yetman, aged 20, who arrived in America, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Yetman Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Doris Yetman, aged 6, who arrived in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, in 1920
  • Maggie Yetman, aged 31, who arrived in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, in 1920
  • Wilhemina Yetman, aged 5, who arrived in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, in 1920
  • Alfred Yetman, aged 25, who arrived in Bonavista, Newfoundland, in 1922
  • Clara Yetman, aged 32, who arrived in St Johns, Newfoundland, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Yetman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Yetman (post 1700)



  • Hubbard R. Yetman (1847-1924), American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Richmond County, 1889, 1892-93
  • David Albert Yetman (b. 1941), American Emmy award-winning media presenter on the world's deserts, research social scientist at the University of Arizona
  • Rex Yetman (1933-2009), Newfoundland-born, founding member of the York County Boys, Canada's first bluegrass band
  • Patrick Yetman (b. 1980), Newfoundland-born, professional ice hockey player

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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: Propositi tenax
Motto Translation: Tenacious of my resolve.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. 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.
    5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    11. ...

    The Yetman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Yetman 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 27 November 2016 at 21:12.

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