Yohe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Yohe surname comes from the Old English word "ea," or "yo," in Somerset and Devon dialects, which meant "river" or "stream." It was likely originally a topographic name for someone who lived near a stream.

Early Origins of the Yohe family

The surname Yohe was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, at Hempton Sachville. "Tre-Yeo [in the parish of Launcells, Cornwall] was an ancient seat belonging to the family of Yeo." [1]

Early History of the Yohe family

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Yohe Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Yeo, Yeoh, Yea, Yeoman, Attyea and others.

Early Notables of the Yohe family (pre 1700)

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Yohe Ranking

In the United States, the name Yohe is the 12,697th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2]

Migration of the Yohe family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alan Yeo, who settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630; John Yeo settled in Virginia in 1654 with Prudence; Hugh and Clare Yeo settled in Virginia in 1653.


Contemporary Notables of the name Yohe (post 1700) +

  • Vicki Yohe (b. 1965), American gospel singer, songwriter, and worship leader
  • Mary Augusta "May" Yohé (1866-1938), American musical theatre actress
  • Gary Yohe, American Nobel Peace Prize winning economist, Huffington Foundation Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
  • Bill Yohe (1878-1938), American Major League Baseball for the Washington Senators in the 1909 season
  • Andrew Yohe (b. 1978), American two-time gold medalist sledge hockey player, team captain at the 2010 Winter Paralympics
  • Luther H. Yohe, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1972 [3]
  • Davis G. Yohe, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1972 [3]


  1. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
  2. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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