The place name, from which the Yorkstum family take their surname arrived in Scotland
with the Viking settlers. The first to use Yorkstum as a name no doubt lived in the village of Yorkstounis, which was in the parish of Corstorphine, Edinburgh.
Early Origins of the Yorkstum family
The surname Yorkstum 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.
Early History of the Yorkstum family
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Yorkstum 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, Yorkstum 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 Yorkstum family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Yorkstum 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 Yorkstum to North America: Archibald Yorston arrived in New Castle County Delaware in 1741; he moved on to Pennsylvania in 1844.