Early Origins of the Yorker family
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 Yorker family
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Yorker Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Yarker, Yorker, Yearker, Yerker and others.
Early Notables of the Yorker family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Yorker family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Edward Yarke, who arrived in Virginia in 1635; ??? Yarker, who arrived in Quebec in 1814; William Yarker, who was recorded in the census of Ontario of 1871.
Contemporary Notables of the name Yorker (post 1700)
The Yorker 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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