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Yount Early Origins



The surname Yount was first found in Middlesex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held lands.

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Yount Spelling Variations


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Yount Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Yount, Yvount, Yvounet, Yound and others.

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Yount Early History


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Yount Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yount research. Another 256 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Yount History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Yount Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Yount Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Yount 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Yount Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Yount, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Yount (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Yount (post 1700)



  • Josie Yount, American actress, known for Baby, Baby (2005), The Cook (2008) and Burial (2015)
  • Hampton Yount, American producer and writer, known for The Eric Andre Show (2012), Nerd Down & 10 (2012) and Ridiculousness (2011)
  • Dell Yount, American actor, known for Phone Booth (2002), Joy Ride (2001) and 61* (2001)
  • John P. Yount (1850-1872), American soldier in the U.S. Army who served with the 3rd U.S. Cavalry during the Apache Wars against Cochise, recipient of the Medal of Honor
  • Henry S. Yount (1839-1924), nicknamed "Rocky Mountain Harry Yount," an American Civil War soldier, mountain man, professional hunter and trapper, the first gamekeeper (ranger) in Yellowstone National Park, eponym of Younts Peak
  • George Calvert Yount (1794-1865), American trapper in William Wolfskill's party who went to California in 1831 and became the first Euro-American permanent settler in the Napa Valley
  • Floyd Edwin Yount (1915-1973), American Major League Baseball player who played two seasons (1937 to 1939)
  • Christian Alexander Yount (b. 1988), American football long snapper who has played since 2011
  • Miles Franklin Yount (1880-1933), nicknamed the "Godfather of Beaumont," an American oil baron who formed the Yount-Lee Oil Company on December 22, 1914; his estate was worth 46.2 million upon his death, the third largest financial transaction in the United States to that point
  • Robin R. Yount (b. 1955), nicknamed,"The Kid", and "Rockin' Robin," American Major League Baseball player who played shortstop for the Milwaukee Brewers from 1974 to 1993, inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Yount


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Suggested Readings for the name Yount



  • A Brief Sketch of the Origin of the Yount Family in America by William Calvin Yount.

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Yount Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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    The Yount Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Yount 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 January 2017 at 07:48.

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