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Where did the Scottish Yoo family come from? What is the Scottish Yoo family crest and coat of arms? When did the Yoo family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Yoo family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Yell, Yul, Yuel, Yule, Youll, Yuile, Yuill, Yulle and others.

First found in on the Isle of Yell, in the Shetlands.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yoo research. Another 305 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1374, 1391, 1503, 1676 and 1870 are included under the topic Early Yoo History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Yoo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alexander Yuill who settled in New York in 1774; Alexander Yule, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1784; Peter Yule, who came to Nova Scotia in 1786; William Yule, who settled in Quebec in 1820.

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The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Numine et virtute
Motto Translation: By God's providence and by virtue.

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  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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The Yoo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Yoo 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 20 August 2012 at 09:18.

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