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Re: Yearwoods/Earwoods/Erwoods/Arwoods in NC
Posted by: James Yearwood Date: June 15, 2001 at 22:02:33
In Reply to: Re: Yearwoods/Earwoods/Erwoods/Arwoods in NC by Andrew Yearwood of 519

These surnames are connected by more than geographic proximity. While as yet can offer no more proof that basically what you have uncovered, I have become convinced that there is a certain connection. One of the telling points, how far back can you go?, is a hint at what point in time a surname came into use. Many of the possible spin-offs the Yearwood surname seem to have begun in the NC/SC areas. The Yearwood surname can certainly be found in early England. This may be true of some of the other names. This might be a point of research for someone with enough time to follow-up. I prefer the Yearwood surname as the root because I share it. Others might prefer another. Often, it seems in the records that individuals recording names found no distinction among the many spellings.


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