Yoakam History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Yoakam surname comes from the personal name Joachim, which is derived ultimately from the Hebrew given name "Yoyakim." According to legend, this was the name of the father of the Virgin Mary.

Early Origins of the Yoakam family

The surname Yoakam was first found in Brandenburg.

Early History of the Yoakam family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yoakam research. Another 46 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1484, 1505, 1535, 1571, 1620, and 1690 are included under the topic Early Yoakam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Yoakam Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Joachim, Jocham, Yoachim, Yocham, Yochum, Yoakam and others.

Early Notables of the Yoakam family (pre 1700)

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Yoakam Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Yoakam family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johan Joachem, a Palatine, who arrived in London, England between 1709 and 1710; Michael Yoachum, a Huguenot who arrived in who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748.


Contemporary Notables of the name Yoakam (post 1700) +

  • Stephen Yoakam, American actor, known for Sweet Land (2005), Here on Earth (2000) and Older Than America (2008)
  • Dwight Yoakam (b. 1956), American Screen Actors Guild Award nominated country singer and actor; he has a Star on the Walk of Fame


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