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Yorston History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Yorston family


The surname Yorston 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 Yorston family


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Yorston Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Yorston family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Yorston family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Yorston Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Archibald Yorston, who settled in Newcastle county in Delaware in 1841

Contemporary Notables of the name Yorston (post 1700)


  • David Yorston, file actor
  • Sir Robert Keith Yorston (1902-1983), Australian college professor and writer in accountancy and law, Commander of the British Empire 1963, Knighted 1969

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