The earliest origins of the name Yorkstyn are with the Viking settlers of the early Middle Ages; the surname having come from a place named by the Vikings
It is a name for someone who lived in the village of Yorkstounis, which was in the parish of Corstorphine, Edinburgh.
Early Origins of the Yorkstyn family
The surname Yorkstyn 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 Yorkstyn family
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Yorkstyn Spelling Variations
Medieval scribes most often spelled names by the way they sounded. spelling variations
, are thus, very common in records dating from that time. Over the years, Yorkstyn 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 Yorkstyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Yorkstyn family to the New World and Oceana
The Scottish settlers spread out along the fertile land of the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. They and many of their children went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. That heritage has been recovered by many in this century through Clan
societies and other Scottish historical organizations. Archival documents indicate that members of the Yorkstyn family relocated to North American shores quite early: Archibald Yorston arrived in New Castle County Delaware in 1741; he moved on to Pennsylvania in 1844.