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The ancient roots of the Yocum family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Yocum comes from when the family lived in Yorkshire. The surname Yocum is associated with the parish of Acomb, which was located on the outskirts of the city of York.

Yocum Early Origins



The surname Yocum was first found in Yorkshire, at Acomb which is now a suburb within the City of York Unitary Authority. The place name is most likely derived from the Old English acum, which meant "at the oak trees." The village dates back to at least the Domesday Book where it was listed as Achum, Acum and Acun, and was land held by the Archbishop of York. The village was designated as a manor held by St. Peter. There was land enough for 8 ploughs and there were 14 rent-paying tenants. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
By 1222, the village was listed as Akum. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
East and West Acomb, Northumberland have traditionally been quite a bit smaller than the Yorkshire village with West Acomb being the larger of the two. In both of these latter cases, the first record of the place name was with the Akum spelling in 1268. Hadrian's Wall runs about 1 mile (1.5 km), north east of Acomb, Northumberland.

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Yocum Spelling Variations


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Yocum Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Yocum has appeared include Acombe, Acomb, Acome, Acom, Acum, Akum, A Combe and others.

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Yocum Early History


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Yocum Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yocum research. Another 301 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1210, 1325, 1379, 1525, 1574, 1670, 1692 and 1767 are included under the topic Early Yocum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Yocum Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Yocum Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Yocum Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Yocum arrived in North America very early:

Yocum Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Peter Yocum, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1627

Yocum Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Yocum, aged 21, landed in Pennsylvania in 1776

Yocum Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas D Yocum, who landed in Texas in 1830

Yocum Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anita M. Yocum, aged 0, who landed in America, in 1910
  • B. Thomas Yocum, aged 31, who emigrated to America, in 1911
  • Charles Yocum, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1920
  • Gertrude Yocum, aged 42, who emigrated to the United States, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Yocum (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Yocum (post 1700)



  • William P. Yocum, American Democrat politician, Burgess of Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, 1933-37
  • Warren R. Yocum, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1960
  • Tim Yocum, American Republican politician, Chair of Vermillion County Republican Party, 2011
  • Seth Hartman Yocum (1834-1895), American Republican politician, Centre County District Attorney, 1875-79; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 20th District, 1879-81; Mayor of Johnson City, Tennessee, 1885
  • John R. Yocum, American Republican politician, Chair of Mifflin County Republican Party, 1953
  • John K. Yocum, American politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Washtenaw County, 1851-52
  • Lewis Yocum (1947-2013), American orthopedic surgeon, a specialist in the Tommy John procedure
  • Vern Yocum (1909-1991), American copyist and librarian for noteworthy singers including Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, and Nelson Riddle
  • Seth Hartman Yocum (1834-1895), American politician, Greenback member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania
  • Troy Yocum (b. 1979), American veteran of the Iraq war, who hiked over 7,000 miles across America to bring awareness to issues faced by veterans and their families
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  5. 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).
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  8. 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.
  9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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The Yocum Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Yocum 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.

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