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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


Similar surnames: Henman, German, Kelman, Oman, Derman, Edman, Hetman, Perman, Wehman

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Yeoman Family Origin

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Yeoman Family Occupations

What did your Yeoman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yeoman. A less common occupation for the Yeoman family was Labourer. The most common Yeoman occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Yeoman's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    6%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Farm Labourer

    3%
  • Labourer

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Yeoman ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Yeoman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Yeoman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yeoman 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Yeoman. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Yeoman. For the veterans among your Yeoman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Yeoman Life Expectancy

What is the average Yeoman lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Yeoman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Yeoman in 1946 was 40, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Yeoman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Yeoman ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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