First name origin & meaning:
Last name origins & meanings:
- 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
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.
- English and Scottish: topographic name, an
expanded form of Yeo.
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