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The forefathers of the Yourkstane family were Viking settlers who came to Scotland in the Middle Ages. Many places were named by these Norsemen, and the Yourkstane surname was taken on from one of these place names, when someone lived in the village of Yorkstounis, which was in the parish of Corstorphine, Edinburgh.

Yourkstane Early Origins



The surname Yourkstane 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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Yourkstane Spelling Variations


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Yourkstane Spelling Variations



Sound and intuition were the main things that scribes in the Middle Ages relied on when spelling and translating names. Since those factors varied, so did the spelling of the names. Spelling variations of the name Yourkstane include Yorston, Yorgston, Yourston, Yourtwon, Yourstown, Yorkton, Yourkton, Yorkson, Yorkston, Yorkstoun, Yorkstown, Yourkston, Yorkstant, Yorkstan, Yourkstan, Yorstan and many more.

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Yourkstane Early History


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Yourkstane Early History



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

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Yourkstane Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Yourkstane Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Yourkstane 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



In North America, the monarchy was thousands of miles away and Scots were free to settle on their own land and practice their own beliefs. The American War of Independence provided an opportunity for these settlers to pay back the English monarchy and forge a new nation. Recently, this heritage has survived through North American highland games and Clan societies. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name Yourkstane or a variant listed above: Archibald Yorston arrived in New Castle County Delaware in 1741; he moved on to Pennsylvania in 1844.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    5. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    6. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
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    The Yourkstane Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Yourkstane 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 25 March 2014 at 11:12.

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