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It is one of the unexpected pleasures of family history research to find previously unknown and distant relatives.
The task facing a writer of family history is to know just what to include and what to omit.
In the case of Youatt, four categories have some attribution to the Youatt surname, these are : -PATRONYMIC- a surname arising from a fathers first or Christian name e.g.
George -OCCUPATIONAL - a surname arising from a trade e.g.
John atte-Yeo in the course of time would become John Yeoatte.
Whilst suggestive of a family with North Devon associations it has not been possible to link the Youatt surname with either the Devon family of Yeo or to find a connection with the river of that name.
As the search for ancestors stretched ever further into the past, clues and associations became elusive and difficult to prove.
At such times, intelligent guesses have been made in the hope that these may be realised by later found facts.
efore embarking on the history of the Youatts it is of interest to review surname origins.
There are two standard reference sources for English surnames: these are the dictionaries compiled by Bardesley and Reaney.
Although much of the work is original, others interested in their Youatt ancestors have given considerable help.
Where appropriate their findings have been incorporated in the main text and acknowledgement given in the form of an Appendix (Appendix A).
In North Devon, Yeo is pronounced locally YOE as distinct from the YOO the normal rendering of You. This is to be found in several regions of France the name in varying form is to be found in the Departments of Calvados, Lot-et-Garonne and Cher.