Yelverton Family History
Yelverton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from a place in Devon recorded in 1291 as Elleford ‘elder tree (Old English ellen) ford’; tun ‘village’ is a later addition. Alternatively, the surname may have be from Yelverton in Norfolk, which is probably from the personal name Geldfriþ + Old English tun ‘village’, ‘settlement’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press