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Re: origin of the Y(e)azel surname
Posted by: Janet Ribbens (ID *****9465) Date: August 31, 2011 at 13:21:50
In Reply to: Re: origin of the Y(e)azel surname by allen yazell of 99

Though many of us have wanted to believe that Yeazel (or any variation of that spelling) is attached to the VanYsselsteins, I do not find any documentation to support that. I do find a Jacob Yeazle in the Brake/Claypool's rebellion and he was in Hampshire Co, Virginia. For the most part, these men were German. I believe Jacob "Y" is also found in Pennsylvania, I don't find anything with him in New York where the Yselsteyns were located. Did he change his name when in Pa or Va? If so, why?
I found another article from an old ancestor's notes that would indicate they were German and immigrated to Va. I will have to look for that.
Do you have any source for the change in name?
Thanks
Janet


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