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Yeoman Surname Origin
(Origin Anglo-Saxon) A man free-born, a freeholder; one next in order to the gentry, between a tenant / sert and the gentry.
Surname Variations: Yeman, Yeoman, Yeomann, Yeomans
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Yeoman Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Yeoman family history than the origin of your surname:
A Yeoman Family History Thought:
'He who has no knaves, fools, or beggars in his family was begot by a flash of lightening.' --Old English Proverb