Its scope includes the variants Yea, Yaw, Yeah and Yoe. We also recognise a number of other variants of the surname, which mainly arose in the period before widespread literacy. See our post Further surname variants.
The surnames Yeo (sometimes written as Yang), Yeoh, Yee and Yaw are also found in families of Chinese, Korean and Malay origin. These family lines fall outside the scope of the study. The surname Yoe from Pennsylvania appears to be a variant of a German surname – see Yoes from Pennsylvania.
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