Yelverton Family History

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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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Yelverton Family Origin

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Yelverton Family Occupations

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In 1881, Annuitant, Army Pensioner and Barristor In Practice were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yelverton. A less common occupation for the Yelverton family was J.P. Carmarthenshire Other Local. The most common Yelverton occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 13% of Yelverton's were Annuitants.

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  • Annuitant

  • Army Pensioner

  • Barristor In Practice

  • J.P. Carmarthenshire Other Local


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Yelverton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Yelverton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yelverton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 459 immigration records available for the last name Yelverton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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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Yelverton Life Expectancy

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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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