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Yeomans Name Meaning

English (Derbyshire and Staffordshire): variant of Yeoman with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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


Similar surnames: Yeamans, Yeoman, Yeaman, Romans, Omans, Gowans, Youmans, Hermans

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Where is the Yeomans family from?

You can see how Yeomans families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yeomans family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Yeomans families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 37 Yeomans families living in New York. This was about 43% of all the recorded Yeomans's in USA. New York had the highest population of Yeomans families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yeomans surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yeomans ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Yeomans. 17% of Yeomans men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Yeomans women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yeomans were Truck Driver and New Worker. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    22%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Seamstress
    6%
  • New Worker
    6%
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Census Records

There are 56,000 census records available for the last name Yeomans. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yeomans census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Yeomans. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Yeomans. For the veterans among your Yeomans ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yeomans lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Yeomans life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Yeomans in 1943 was 39, and 73 in 2004.

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