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The Yourkstand family name comes from a place name that was first used among the Viking settlers who arrived in the shores of Scotland in the Middle Ages. The Yourkstand name comes from someone having lived in the village of Yorkstounis, which was in the parish of Corstorphine, Edinburgh.

Yourkstand Early Origins



The surname Yourkstand 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.

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Yourkstand Spelling Variations


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Yourkstand Spelling Variations



Translation and spelling were non-standardized practices in the Middle Ages, so scribes had only their ears to rely on. This was a practice of extremely limited efficiency, and spelling variations in names, even within a single document, were the result. Over the years, Yourkstand has appeared Yorston, Yorgston, Yourston, Yourtwon, Yourstown, Yorkton, Yourkton, Yorkson, Yorkston, Yorkstoun, Yorkstown, Yourkston, Yorkstant, Yorkstan, Yourkstan, Yorstan and many more.

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Yourkstand Early History


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Yourkstand Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yourkstand research. Another 277 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1492, 1508, 1539 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Yourkstand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Yourkstand Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Yourkstand Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Yourkstand 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



The fertile east coast of what would become US and Canada was soon dotted with the farms of Scottish settlers. Some of them remained faithful to the crown and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others had the chance to pay back their old oppressors in the American War of Independence. That brave spirit lives on today in the highland games that dot North America in the summer. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Yourkstand family came to North America quite early: Archibald Yorston arrived in New Castle County Delaware in 1741; he moved on to Pennsylvania in 1844.

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