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Yewind History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Dalriadan clans of ancient Scotland spawned the ancestors of the Yewind family. Their name comes from the Gaelic personal name Eógann, which comes from the Latin name, Eugenius, which means well born. Yewind is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Many patronyms were formed when a son used his father's personal name as a surname, while others came from the personal names of famous religious and secular figures. The Yewind family was established in Scotland, well before the Norman Conquest of England, in 1066.

Early Origins of the Yewind family


The surname Yewind was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was Dovenaldus Ewain, documented in 1164.

Early History of the Yewind family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yewind research.
Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1164, 1178, 1611, 1687, 1633, 1681 and 1678 are included under the topic Early Yewind History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Yewind Spelling Variations


The medieval practice of spelling according to sound and repeated translation between Gaelic and English created many spelling variations of the same name. Yewind has been recorded as Ewing, Ewin, Ewen, Ewans, Ewens, Eugene, Ewan and many more.

Early Notables of the Yewind family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Yewind family to Ireland


Some of the Yewind family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Yewind family to the New World and Oceana


Descendents of Dalriadan-Scottish families still populate many communities across North America. They are particularly common in Canada, since many went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the American War of Independence. Much later, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the highland games and Clan societies that now dot North America sprang up, allowing many Scots to recover their lost national heritage. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Yewind, or a variant listed above: Alexander, Henry, James, John, Mathew, Thomas, William Ewing all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1865; John, Robert, and Elizabeth Ewins settled in Virginia in 1623.

The Yewind 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: Audaciter
Motto Translation: Boldly


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