Youle Families: Mainly of the Sheffield, Yorkshire Region
|The derivation of the name Youle is generally accepted to be from Yule time, namely one born at Christmas, an alternative derivation is from yellow as in Youlgreave (Dby) meaning yellow grove.
With such a derivation one might expect to see the name occurring throughout England, fairly uniformly. However, it seems, to me, that this has not occured and that the Youle heartland is South Yorkshire.
The name has existed in many variants including Youle, Yool, Yule, Ewell, Youl, Yoll etc. It seem, from my observations, that the name stabilised to Youle in Yorkshire, the form Yule having been adopted in the London area. No doubt there are many exceptions to these generalisations.
The earliest recorded occurrences of the name, in England, from the 1379 Poll Tax, are:-
Rotherham itself being some 6 miles E.N.E of Sheffield.
Below are the various Youle families I have researched and unscrambled. The data is presented as an outline hierarchies, with successive generation indented to the right.
For ease of maintanance I have broken the various separate threads into their own html files. These threads I have so far been unable to relate to any other thread, although such linkage, should the missing information be found, can be expected.
The constructs here should not be considered to be absolutely correct. At various points there are uncertainties and ambiguities, which may have resulted in errors. However, the constructs are the best that I have been able to produce from the available information.