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.
Agnes Elsie Yeo married Ernest Edward Bailey in 1916.
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 Mabel Yeo (1894–1986, daughter of James Yeo and Alice Upson) married Charles John Greene in 1916 and had one son.
Alice Selina Yeo married Charles Walter Evans at Invercargill in 1915.
Amelia Edith Myrtle Yeo married Patrick Joseph McGirr in 1952.
Annie Yeo married James Morris Smith in 1910.
Arthur Joseph Yeo married Mona Catherine Corless in a Catholic ceremony at Hastings in 1918.
Arthur Leonard Yeo married May Gilbert Coveney in 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 1881.
John Charles Yeo – see John Charles Yeo and Eliza Ann Hickox.
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 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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