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Yarker History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Yarker family

The surname Yarker was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1379 when Johannes Yarker held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Yarker family

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Yarker Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Yarker, Yorker, Yearker, Yerker and others.

Early Notables of the Yarker family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Yarker family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Yarker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Foster Yarker, who was on record in Nebraska in 1872

Yarker Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Yarker, who was recorded in the census of Ontario of 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Yarker (post 1700)

  • John Yarker (1833-1913), English Freemason, writer and occultist, he established the Sovereign Sanctuary of the Ancient and Primitive Rite of Masonry for England and Ireland

The Yarker Motto

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: La fin couronne les oeuvres
Motto Translation: The end crowns the works.

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