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Yourkstent History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

In the Middle Ages, the first family to use the Yourkstent surname took the name from a place name with Viking roots. They lived in the village of Yorkstounis, which was in the parish of Corstorphine, Edinburgh.

Early Origins of the Yourkstent family

The surname Yourkstent 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.

Early History of the Yourkstent family

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Yourkstent Spelling Variations

In the Middle Ages, no real standards were established to judge the accuracy of spelling and translation. They were done mostly by ear and intuition, and enormous numbers of spelling variations were the unsurprising result. Yourkstent has appeared as Yorston, Yorgston, Yourston, Yourtwon, Yourstown, Yorkton, Yourkton, Yorkson, Yorkston, Yorkstoun, Yorkstown, Yourkston, Yorkstant, Yorkstan, Yourkstan, Yorstan and many more.

Early Notables of the Yourkstent family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Yourkstent family to the New World and Oceana

North America was far from Britain's oppressive monarchy. There, the Scottish found land and freedom, and many even the opportunity to pay back England in the American War of Independence. This brave heritage survives today largely in Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Yourkstent family in North America: Archibald Yorston arrived in New Castle County Delaware in 1741; he moved on to Pennsylvania in 1844.

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