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Yorstind History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Yorstind family


The surname Yorstind was first found in Edinburghshire, a former county, now part of the Midlothian council area where they held the lands of Yorkstoun in the parish of Corstorphine. Although there is evidence that the name may have been Orcadian in origin many centuries before, from the island of Burray, and possibly Saba. There is strong evidence that Rowsay in the Orkneys was their original home.

Early History of the Yorstind family


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Yorstind Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Yourston, Yorston, Yorkstoun, Yorkson and others.

Early Notables of the Yorstind family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Yorstind family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Archibald Yorston settled in Newcastle county in Delaware in 1841.

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