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.
Early Origins of the Yorkstown family
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.
Early History of the Yorkstown family
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Yorkstown Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Yorkstown family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Yorkstown family to the New World and Oceana
Land and opportunity greeted all those who made it across the Atlantic. 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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