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Origins of the Yeoman surname

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About the Yeomans

We have a total number of 19681 records for people with the last name Yeoman.

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Where do most Yeomans live?

In 1921, most Yeomans lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Yeomans

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 17,500 records for the Yeoman surname. The oldest one dates back to 1372.

Who were Yeomans most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Yeoman first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Yeomans

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Yeomans in 1921


House Servant


Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic


Living On Own Means


Common Male occupations for Yeomans in 1921
Agricultural Labourer




Farm Labourer


General Labourer




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