The Yewdale surname comes from the place name Yewdale in Lancashire
, which is derived from the Old English word "yew," the type of tree and the Old Norse "dalr," meaning "valley."
Early Origins of the Yewdale family
The surname Yewdale was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, at Udale, before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Yewdale family
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Yewdale Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Yewdale were recorded, including Udall, Udale, Udle and others.
Early Notables of the Yewdale family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Yewdale family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Yewdale Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Yewdale, aged 19, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Anglia" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ANGLIA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/anglia1852.shtml
Contemporary Notables of the name Yewdale (post 1700)
- M. A. "Mer" Yewdale (1908-2000), Canadian pioneer and heritage artist from Grand Rapids, Manitoba, known for her Post-Impressionism and Expressionism paintings
- Leslie John "Les" Yewdale (1928-1999), Australian politician, Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Rockhampton North (1972-1989)