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Yourkstyn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The forefathers of the Yourkstyn family were Viking settlers who came to Scotland in the Middle Ages. Many places were named by these Norsemen, and the Yourkstyn 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.

Early Origins of the Yourkstyn family


The surname Yourkstyn 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 Yourkstyn family


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Yourkstyn 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 Yourkstyn include Yorston, Yorgston, Yourston, Yourtwon, Yourstown, Yorkton, Yourkton, Yorkson, Yorkston, Yorkstoun, Yorkstown, Yourkston, Yorkstant, Yorkstan, Yourkstan, Yorstan and many more.

Early Notables of the Yourkstyn family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Yourkstyn family to the New World and Oceana


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 Yourkstyn 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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