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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

Similar surnames: Leverton, Wolverton, Alderton, Yelton, Betterton, Everton, Edgerton

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Where is the Yelverton family from?

You can see how Yelverton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yelverton family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Yelverton families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Yelverton families living in New York. This was about 69% of all the recorded Yelverton's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Yelverton families in 1840.
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What did your Yelverton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Yelverton. 32% of Yelverton men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Yelverton women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yelverton were Farming and Houseworker.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
  • Teacher
  • Saleslady
  • Houseworker
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Passenger Lists

There are 459 immigration records available for the last name Yelverton. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Yelverton. For the veterans among your Yelverton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yelverton lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Yelverton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Yelverton in 1950 was 39, and 74 in 2004.

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