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Yon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Yon is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came from the baptismal name John. The surname Yon referred to the son of John which belongs to the category of patronymic surnames. In Old English, patronyms and matronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest, sunu and sune, which meant son, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. By the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.

Early Origins of the Yon family


The surname Yon was first found in Cambridgeshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the Yon family


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Yon Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Yon has been recorded under many different variations, including Ion, Ionn, Ione, Ionne, Iyon, Iyonne and others.

Early Notables of the Yon family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Yon family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Yon or a variant listed above:

Yon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel J Yon, who arrived in Mississippi in 1876 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Yon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Lee Yon, aged 27, who landed in America from Liverpool, England, in 1910
  • Maria Angela Yon, aged 35, who settled in America, in 1919
  • Everett Yon, aged 26, who emigrated to Bluntstgen, Florida, in 1920
  • George Levi Yon, aged 35, who emigrated to America, in 1921
  • J Clayton Yon, aged 26, who emigrated to Atlantic City, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Yon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Louis Yon, aged 32, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dilharree" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Yon (post 1700)


  • Thomas Alva Yon (1882-1971), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Florida 3rd District, 1927-33 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • J. Will Yon, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1916 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • David Peyton Yon, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Tallahassee, Florida, 1957-76 (acting, 1957-58) [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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