When the ancestors of the Yetts family arrived in England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066, they brought their name with them. It is a name for a gatekeeper.
The name was originally derived from the Old English word geat,
It was also sometimes applied to people who lived near a prominent gate.
Early Origins of the Yetts family
The surname Yetts was first found in Gloucestershire
. Old Hutton in Westmorland
was another family seat
. "Hood-Ridding, an ancient mansion, has belonged for more than two centuries to the family of Yates." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Yetts family
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Yetts Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Yates, Yate, Yeats and others.
Early Notables of the Yetts family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Yetts family to Ireland
Some of the Yetts family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 197 words (14 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Yetts family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England
at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Yetts or a variant listed above:
Yetts Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Jonathan Yetts, who arrived in Virginia in 1705 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Yetts (post 1700)
- Walter Perceval Yetts (1878-1957), British surgeon and sinologist
Historic Events for the Yetts family
- Mr. William R. Yetts, English Able-Bodied Seaman from New York, New York, USA, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/