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"Yeoman" is an antiquated term for farmers, tradesmen and other members of the early English middle class. The term suggests someone upright, sturdy, honest and trustworthy.
Yeoman is also a naval occupation, roughly equivalent to a secretary.
Compare Yeomen of the Guard.
In the British Army during World War 1, the Territorial cavalry regiments were designated Yeomanry (for example, 'The 1/1st Warwickshire Yeomanry Regiment') though as the war progressed many regiments fought as dismounted infantry.