Last name: YEOMAN

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YEOMAN : This last name is indexed 29,033 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

YEOMAN : English and Scottish: 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 probably originated as a shortened form of Middle English yonge 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. In Scotland by the 16th century it had come to denote a landholder next in rank below a gentleman specifically one who owned land worth at least forty shillings a year.

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