York Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city of York in northern England, or perhaps in some cases a regional name from the county of Yorkshire. The surname is now widespread throughout England. Originally, the city bore the British name Eburacum, which probably meant ‘yew-tree place’. This was altered by folk etymology into Old English Eoforwic (from the elements eofor ‘wild boar’ + wic ‘outlying settlement’). This name was taken over by Scandinavian settlers in the area, who altered it back to opacity in the form Iorvík and eventually Iork, in which form it finally settled by the 13th century. The surname has also been adopted by Jews as an Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.

List of People with Surname York

According to our database, there are a total of 12,599 people with the surname York. Among these people surnamed York, there are about 1,564 unique names, with an average of 8 people who have the same name. Adam York, Billy York and Pamela York are the top three most popular names from the list of people surnamed York, with 59, 45 and 45 people respectively.

Moreover, we found that Texas has the largest number of people surnamed York, with a total of 1,300 people, and there are a total of 665 unique names among these people. California is the second-most populous state for people with the surname York, with a total of 944 people and an average of 568 unique names.