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Scottish annals reveal that the Yourkstint surname came from a place name in Scotland, named with Viking elements. The name was no doubt taken on when they lived in the village of Yorkstounis, which was in the parish of Corstorphine, Edinburgh.

Yourkstint Early Origins



The surname Yourkstint 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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Yourkstint Spelling Variations


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Yourkstint Spelling Variations



Spelling variations are extremely common among Scottish names dating from this era because the arts of spelling and translation were not yet standardized. Spelling was done by sound, and translation from Gaelic to English was generally quite careless. In different records, Yourkstint has been spelled Yorston, Yorgston, Yourston, Yourtwon, Yourstown, Yorkton, Yourkton, Yorkson, Yorkston, Yorkstoun, Yorkstown, Yourkston, Yorkstant, Yorkstan, Yourkstan, Yorstan and many more.

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Yourkstint Early History


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Yourkstint Early History



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

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Yourkstint Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Yourkstint Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Yourkstint 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



Those who made the voyage were greeted with ample opportunity to acquire land and a political climate far away from the oppressive monarchy of the old country. They settled along the east coast of what would become Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence, those who remained loyal to England traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In this century, many Scots living in North America have begun to recover their rich heritage through festivals, highland games, and Clan societies. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name Yourkstint: Archibald Yorston arrived in New Castle County Delaware in 1741; he moved on to Pennsylvania in 1844.

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