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Yeoman Family History

Yeoman Name Meaning
status name, from Middle English yoman, yeman, used of an attendant of relatively high status in a noble household, ranking between a Sergeant and a Groom, or between a Squire and a Page. The word appears to derive from a compound of Old English geong ‘young’ + mann ‘man’. Later in the Middle English period it came to be used of a modest independent freeholder, and this latter sense may well lie behind some examples of the surname.topographic name, an expanded form of Yeo.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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54,408 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,639 Military Records
4,028 Immigration Records
40,441 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Yeoman Families

  • Number of Yeoman families
     20 - 38
     7 - 19
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Yeoman families
     137 - 272
     46 - 136
     1 - 45
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Yeoman families
     23 - 43
     8 - 22
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Yeoman Family Origin

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Yeoman Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Yeoman

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Yeoman Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Yeoman census records

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Yeoman Civil War Service Records

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