The English surname Yielding is of local origin, being one of the names that was descriptive of the place where the original bearer once lived or held land. During the Middle Ages, when the system of surnames first developed, it was inevitable that a person would be identified by their place of origin. This was especially true of soldiers, sailors, troubadours and traveling salesmen, who often attached the name of their place of birth to their first name, not only as a means of identification, but also as a reminder of their native homeland. In this case, the name literally means "of Yielding", otherwise "yeldon", this being a parish in County Bedford, near to Higham Ferrers. The original bearer of this surname therefore, would have hailed from this place.
Records of this surname in England date back to the seventeenth century. An example of this being James Yielding of Hampshire who was registered as a student at Oxford University in 1615.
This surname is also rendered as Yeidling and Yeldon.
Brazon Of Arms: Sable, a falcon argent armed or.
Translation: The background colour sable (black) denotes Constancy and occasionally Grief. Argent (white) signifies Peace and Sincerity. Or (gold) denotes Generosity and Elevation of Mind. The falcon, or hawk, denotes somebody who is eager in the Pursuit of his Objective.
Crest: A muffet or.
Translation: The muffet, or star, signifies Honour and Achievement in the service of the state.
Motto: Progredere ne regredere.
Translation: Advance not recede.
Prepared By: Dianna M. Yielding 6/29/97
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