Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. YAWRK
  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the name of the English city of York, which was originally called Eburacon (Latinized as Eboracum), meaning "yew" in Brythonic. In the Anglo-Saxon period it was corrupted to Eoforwic, based on Old English eofor "boar" and wīc "village". This was rendered as Jórvík by the Vikings and eventually reduced to York.

Related Names

Given Name DescendantYork(English)

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Entry updated January 21, 2022