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
Scholar 520
Agricultural Labourer 147
Shoe Maker 56
Coal Miner 48
Labourer 46
Dress Maker 39
House Servant 37
Lace Maker 26
Laundress 26
Servant 23
Carpenter 22
Carter 20
General Servant 17
House Keeper 17
Tailor 16
Domestic Servant 16
Blacksmith 15
Wife 12
Gardener 11
Groom 11
House Maid 11
Cook 10
Nurse 10
Sawyer 10
Cordwainer 9

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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