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Yorston Early Origins



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.

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Yorston Spelling Variations


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Yorston Spelling Variations



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

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Yorston Early History


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Yorston Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yorston research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1484, 1400, 1500 and 1539 are included under the topic Early Yorston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Yorston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Yorston Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Yorston Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Yorston (post 1700)


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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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    The Yorston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Yorston Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 17 May 2016 at 13:24.

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