Though today it seems that virtually all members of the family spell their name either Yancey or Yancy - and pronounce it to rhyme with "fancy" - there are a number of early American publications that record the name under the spelling of YAUNCEY. Is this just an anomaly, is it just because of mis-transcriptions? Or is this a real indication of how the name may have been pronounced - and thus spelled on various early American documents - simply because the recorder spelled it the way he heard it??
Is this support for the theory that the name could originally have been Jauncey?
Cases of the use of the spelling of "Yauncey"
|Name||Original year of
|Year document published||Persons Mentioned||Details|
|American Bibliography||James Jauncey||Link|
|Boston, Mass records||1780's||James Jauncey||Link|
|The Douglas Register||mid 1700's||1928||Various Yanceys of Louisa Co., VA||Link Link|
|Journal of the American Congress||1778||1823||Capt. Robert Yancey||Link|
|Loyalty of the Clergy||1774||1907||Rev Robert Yauncey||Link|
|1790 Census||1790||1790?||Leighton Yancey||Link|
|William & Mary Quarterly||1770's||Rev Robert Yancey||Link|
|The Papers of John Marshall||early 1800's?||1977||Charles Yancey||Link|