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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.

Yon Early Origins



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

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Yon Spelling Variations


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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.

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Yon Early History


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Yon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yon research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1789 are included under the topic Early Yon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Yon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Yon Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 16 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Yon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dilharree" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Yon (post 1700)


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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
  • J. Will Yon, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1916
  • David Peyton Yon, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Tallahassee, Florida, 1957-76 (acting, 1957-58)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. 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.
    5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    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. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    10. 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.
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    The Yon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Yon 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.

    This page was last modified on 8 October 2015 at 10:48.

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