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York Surname History

A famous member of the York family is Alvin Cullum York, the most decorated American soldier in World War One.  A movie was made about him (Sargeant York) and Gary Cooper played the lead. The history of the York family and the meaning or origin of the surname York have yet to be added to this page.

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York Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

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The nationality of York is often difficult to determine in cases which countries change over time, making the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of York may be in dispute as result of whether the name originated naturally and independently in various locales; for example, in the case of family names that are based on a craft, which can appear in multiple places independently (such as the last name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy).

York Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of York come may come from a craft, such as the name "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill. Some of these craft-based family names may be a profession in a different language. This is why it is good to know the country of origin of a name, and the languages used by its progenitors. Many modern names like York come from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, etc. Commonly these surnames are shortened versions of a religious phrase such as "Grace of God".

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In early history when few people could write, names such as York were written down based on their pronunciation when people's names were written in public records. This could have given rise misspellings of York. Knowing spelling variations and alternate spellings of the York surname are important to understanding the etymology of the name. Surnames like York transform in spelling and pronunciation as they travel across villages, family unions, and eras across time.

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Famous People named York

Famous members of the York family:

  • Alvin Cullum York, 1887 - 1964, World War One's most decorated American soldier and title subject of the movie "Sargeant York" in which he was played by Gary Cooper.

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