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A member of the Yeomanry Cavalry officially chartered in 1794 originating around the 1760s
In a vessel of war, the person in charge of the storeroom
A clerk in the US navy, and US Coast Guard
A former class of small freeholders who farm their own land; a commoner of good standing
A member of the Imperial Yeomanry officially created in 1890s and renamed in 1907
A Yeoman Warder
An official providing honorable service in a royal or high noble household, ranking between a squire and a page
A subordinate, deputy, aide, or assistant
{n} a gentleman-farmer, freeholder, officer
in former times was free and cultivated his own land
A former class of small freeholders who farm their own land
Freedholder, farmer, small land owner
officer in the (ceremonial) bodyguard of the British monarch
In former times, a yeoman was a man who was free and not a servant, and who owned and worked on his own land
A servant, an attendant or subordinate official in a royal household; a subordinate of a sheriff; an independent farmer
A servant; a retainer
A yeoman of the guard; also, a member of the yeomanry cavalry
This is a confusing term that has had lots of meanings over time In the 17th century, a yeoman was a prosperous, hard-working farmer A less prosperous farmer would be called a "husbandman" Don't get confused with the earlier meaning of an attendant to a knight or noble--or the later meaning of a petty officer in the navy
in former times was free and cultivated his own land officer in the (ceremonial) bodyguard of the British monarch
A freehold farmer who cultivates his own land; a "rich peasant" exemplified by the English longbowmen of Agincourt
An independent farmer; could also refer to an assistant or subordinate
An interior officer under the boatswain, gunner, or carpenters, charged with the stowage, account, and distribution of the stores
a sheriff's officer
A variation of the Sergeant, based on archery or light combat
of the gueard a sort of foot guards to the king's person, of larger stature than ordinary, every one being required to be six foot high; they are in number 100 in constant duty; the one half wear harquebuses and the other partuisans; their attendance is on the sovereigns person both at home and abroad; they are clad after the manner of king Henry VIII's time
Early references usually refer to Knights retainers but later the term came to mean a freeholder or tenant engaged in agriculture The major difference from the minor gentry was that a yeoman would put his own hand to work rather than employ servants Economically yeomen could and many did acquire substantial wealth and in the 16th and 17th century were the backbone of the rural economy Many of Leicestershire yeomen were descended from Danish soldiers who were allocated land to farm surrounding the Danelaw boroughs providing a ready defensive force
{i} petty officer (U.S. Navy); independent farmer, landowner; clerk; servant
A third in order of the feudal servant fighting class below knight, squire and above a page. A yeoman archer is typically a mounted archer but who fights on foot, sometimes called a man-at-arms
The First Rank of the Combatant Roll One who is authorized by a Knight combatant or two Sergeants and the Minister of Joust to enter the Sergeants' List
A common man, or one of the commonly of the first or most respectable class; a freeholder; a man free born
In English history, a class intermediate between the gentry and the laborers; a yeoman was usually a landholder but could also be a retainer, guard, attendant, or subordinate official
An official providing honorable service in a royal or high noble household
A farmer who cultivates his own land
Yeoman Warder
A Yeoman Warder of Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress the Tower of London
yeoman of the chamber
a servant in a royal household who had access to the bedchamber
yeoman service
Alternative form of yeoman's service
yeoman's service
Arduous work, performed in a vigorous, committed manner

He hath done yeoman's service, and proved himself staunch and faithful.

yeoman's service
Reliable, useful, capable service

n many occasions his liberality did him genuine yeoman's service.

yeoman of the guard
A member of a ceremonial guard attending the British sovereign and royal family and also guarding the Tower of London
Like a yeoman: stoutly and bravely
Of or proper to the class of yeomen in British history
Like a yeoman: stout and true
A yeoman
do yeoman service
give faithful support or assistance to someone
{s} loyal
Pertaining to a yeoman; becoming or suitable to, a yeoman; yeomanlike
plural of yeoman

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    /ˈyōmən/ /ˈjoʊmən/


    [ 'yO-m&n ] (noun.) 14th century. Apparently a reduced form of youngman (“attendant, servant”).

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