Show ContentsYoemans History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxons of Britain first developed the name Yoemans. It was a name given to someone who was a free landholder.

Early Origins of the Yoemans family

The surname Yoemans was first found in Gloucestershire where they held a family seat from very early times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Yoemans family

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Yoemans Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Yoemans have been found, including Yeoman, Yeomans, Yoemans and others.

Early Notables of the Yoemans family (pre 1700)

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United States Yoemans migration to the United States +

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Yoemans, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:

Yoemans Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • George Yoemans, who settled in Virginia in 1635

Contemporary Notables of the name Yoemans (post 1700) +

  • P A Yoemans (1904-1984), Australian farmer, engineer, inventor of the Keyline Design, and Prince Philip Design Award winner on Facebook