Youmans History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Youmans is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was given to a person who was a free landholder.

Early Origins of the Youmans family

The surname Youmans 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 Youmans family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Youmans research. Another 54 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 156 and 1565 are included under the topic Early Youmans History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Youmans Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Youmans family name include Yeoman, Yeomans, Yoemans and others.

Early Notables of the Youmans family (pre 1700)

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Youmans Ranking

In the United States, the name Youmans is the 5,640th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]


Canada Youmans migration to Canada +

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Youmans or a variant listed above:

Youmans Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Private. Arthur Youmans U.E., (Yeomans) (b. 1729) born in White Plains, Westchester County, New York, USA from Hemstead, New York, USA who settled in Kingston, Ontario c. 1784 he served in the Loyal American Regiment, married to Sarah B. Orser, (Oakley) having 8 children, he died in 1800 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Youmans (post 1700) +

  • William Youmans, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Delaware County, 1940 [3]
  • Samuel M. Youmans, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Mercer County, 1875 [3]
  • Leroy Franklin Youmans (b. 1834), American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1884; U.S. Attorney for South Carolina, 1885-89 [3]
  • Laurel E. Youmans, American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly, 1911 [3]
  • Henry Melville Youmans (1832-1920), American Democratic Party politician, Mayor of East Saginaw, Michigan, 1886-88; U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 1891-93; Defeated, 1892, 1902 [3]
  • George W. Youmans, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1892 [3]
  • Henry A. Youmans, American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly, 1861 [3]
  • Frank Youmans, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1936 [3]
  • F. W. Youmans, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1932, 1936 [3]
  • F. A. Youmans, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas 4th District, 1902 [3]
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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