New Zealand

Emigration from England to New Zealand started to take place in significant numbers in the early 1840s, many years after emigration to Canada, the United States, South Africa and Australia. Since then, the number of New Zealanders with Yeo or variant surnames has remained fairly small.

Agnes Elsie Yeo married Ernest Edward Bailey in 1916.

Alice Mabel Yeo (1894–1986, daughter of James Yeo and Alice Upson) married Charles John Greene in 1916 and had one son.

For Alice Selina Yeo (1890–1983) – see

Annie Yeo married James Morris Smith in 1910.

For Arthur Joseph Yeo (1891–1968) – see

Arthur Leonard Yeo and May Gilbert Coveney married in 1941.

Alan Francis Yeo and Florence Edna Hard married at Pukekohe in 1942.

Patrick Joseph McGirr and Amelia Edith Myrtle Yeo married in 1952.

John Yoe is recorded as a farmer and freeholder at New River in 1881.

John Charles Yeo – see

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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