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The roots of the Yorkstown surname reach back to the language of the Viking settlers who populated the rugged shores of Scotland in the Medieval era. The Yorkstown surname comes from someone having lived in the village of Yorkstounis, which was in the parish of Corstorphine, Edinburgh.

Yorkstown Early Origins



The surname Yorkstown was first found in Edinburghshire, a former county, now part of the Midlothian council area, where they held a family seat at Yorkstounis in the parish of Corstophine, some say, from about the 12th century.

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Yorkstown Spelling Variations


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Yorkstown Spelling Variations



Few standards of spelling and translation existed in the Middle Ages. spelling variations, are thus, an extremely common occurrence in records of ancient Scottish names. Over the years, Yorkstown has been spelled Yorston, Yorgston, Yourston, Yourtwon, Yourstown, Yorkton, Yourkton, Yorkson, Yorkston, Yorkstoun, Yorkstown, Yourkston, Yorkstant, Yorkstan, Yourkstan, Yorstan and many more.

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Yorkstown Early History


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Yorkstown Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yorkstown research. Another 277 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1492, 1508, 1539 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Yorkstown History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Yorkstown Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Yorkstown Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Yorkstown Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Land and opportunity greeted all those who made it across the Atlanti c. These settlers and their children went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. Clan societies and other Scottish organizations have preserved much of this heritage for the ancestors of those brave Scots. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name Yorkstown to North America: Archibald Yorston arrived in New Castle County Delaware in 1741; he moved on to Pennsylvania in 1844.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    10. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
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    The Yorkstown Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Yorkstown Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 25 March 2014 at 11:12.

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