Oliver Yeoman

1734–
White Plains, Westchester, New York, United States

The Life of Oliver

When Oliver Yeoman was born in 1734, in White Plains, Westchester, New York, United States, his father, Eleazer Yeoman, was 32 and his mother, Mary Aertse, was 24.

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Family Time Line

Eleazer Yeoman
1702–1797
Mary Aertse
1710–1804
Arthur Yeoman
1729–1800
David Youmans
1758–1820
Elizabeth Yeoman
1732–
Oliver Yeoman
1734–
Sarah Yeoman
1734–
Solomon Yeoman
1736–1830
Eleazar Yeoman
1739–1760
Gilbert Yeoman
1740–
Sally Sarah Jenerous Yeoman
1741–1821
Abraham Yeoman
1742–1811
Samuel Yeoman
1743–1766
Mary Yeomans
1744–
Stephen Yeoman
1747–1829

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 42

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 42

New York is the 11th state.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 42

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

English and Scottish:1. 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. 2. topographic name, an expanded form of Yeo .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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