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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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Yeoman Family Origin

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Yeoman Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    49%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    2%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Yeoman family was Keeping House. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yeoman. The most common Yeoman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Yeoman's were Farmers.

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Yeoman Life Expectancy

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