Emigration from England to New Zealand started to take place in significant numbers in the early 1840s, after emigration to Canada, the United States, South Africa and Australia had become established, and many of the early emigrants travelled there from Australia. Since that time, the number of New Zealanders with Yeo or variant surnames has remained fairly small. For searchable records see Births – New Zealand, Marriages – New Zealand and Deaths – New Zealand.
The following events are also recorded:
Agnes H.M. Yaw died in 1876 on a ship bound for New Zealand. She might have been travelling with family members who completed the journey.
Alice Selina Yeo married Charles Walter Evans at Invercargill on 13 January 1915.
Arthur Joseph Yeo married Mona Catherine Corless in a Catholic ceremony at Hastings in 1918.
Arthur Leonard Yeo married May Gilbert Coveney at Invercargill on 16 August 1941.
Alan Francis Yeo married Florence Edna Hard in 1942.
John Yeo, originally from Cheriton Fitzpaine, emigrated to New Zealand in 1872, and died there in 1919.
John Yoe is recorded as a farmer and freeholder at New River in an 1881 electoral roll.
John Charles Yeo – see John Charles Yeo and Eliza Ann Hickox.
Lawrence Sidney Yeo and his wife Doreen Elizabeth Yeo (née Skerrat) emigrated from England at some time after their marriage in 1942.
Wilfred Yea made the journey from Plymouth to Wellington in 1909 on the SS Corinthic at the age of 26. He is recorded as a painter living at 16 Day Street, Auckland in 1911 and subsequently joined the army. He is recorded at 386 Queen Street, Auckland East in 1925. Wilfred married a widow, Harriet Esther Fox née Middlemiss, at Morrinsville in 1951. He died at Otara in 1969 and is buried at nearby Mangere.
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