In the Middle Ages, Viking immigrants settled the shores of Scotland
and named many places. The Yourstombe name was then created from one of these place names. They lived in the village of Yorkstounis, which was in the parish of Corstorphine, Edinburgh.
Early Origins of the Yourstombe family
The surname Yourstombe 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 Yourstombe family
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Yourstombe Spelling Variations
Intuition and sound were the primary sources medieval scribes used to judge appropriate spellings and translations for names. The spelling of a name thus varied according to who was doing the recording. The different spelling variations
of Yourstombe include Yorston, Yorgston, Yourston, Yourtwon, Yourstown, Yorkton, Yourkton, Yorkson, Yorkston, Yorkstoun, Yorkstown, Yourkston, Yorkstant, Yorkstan, Yourkstan, Yorstan and many more.
Early Notables of the Yourstombe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Yourstombe family to the New World and Oceana
In their new home, Scots found land and opportunity, and some even fought for their new freedom in the American War of Independence
. Some, who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In this century, the ancestors of both of these groups have begun recovering their illustrious national heritage through Clan
societies and other Scottish historical organizations. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Yourstombe name: Archibald Yorston arrived in New Castle County Delaware in 1741; he moved on to Pennsylvania in 1844.