York Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

York Name Meaning: From the English city of Yorkshire,possibly derived from an English word meaning 'yew tree'.

Indicated people from 'York' and possibly a settlement surrounded by common yew shrubs.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

York Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the York family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 150
Female Servant 105
Independent 53
Labourer 53
Male Servant 47
Shoe Maker 33
Farmer 31
Carpenter 21
Miner 19
Tailor 15
Blacksmith 12
Sawyer 12
Shoemaker 11
Collier 10
Engineer 10
Agricultural Laborer 10
Laundress 8
Dress Maker 8
Laborer 8
Pauper 8
Butcher 6
Coal Miner 6
Gardener 6
Brick Layer 6
Ag Labourer 6

York Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 York 100% 29,387
2 Yorke 80% 7,402
3 Yark 75% 209

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The surname York is the most popular version of all its varients

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