When Dinah Yeoman was born about 1737, in Aldbourne, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Joseph Yeomans, was 38 and her mother, Mary Yeomans, was 30. She married John Dixon on 27 November 1758, in Atworth, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter.
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.