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Re: ORIGIN of YELVERTON ? Anyone know?
Posted by: Dave Date: June 12, 1999 at 14:51:58
In Reply to: ORIGIN of YELVERTON ? Anyone know? by John Delaney of 248

John, our family has fought over that for years and years. Herald's College of Arms, London, England, says that Yelverton and varients, including Yelvington (I'm from the Elvington line)were landed gentry, with land in England and Ireland. The "yel" is a referance to a well, the "ton" would have ment city, town etc. The name placed together would have indicated a place with water. A big deal in early English history. In ancient times water was life. The family motto is: FOY EN TOUT (Fidelity in all things). There are several towns in England named for the family, including the varents, ie Elvington in Yorkshire. In my line the name was spelled Yelvington, but pronounced Elvington, so we dropped the "Y" several generations back. Hope this helped you. Dave


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