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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. /ˈjɔːrkʃər, -ʃɪər/ YORK-shər, -⁠sheer  [key]
Other Forms FormsYorksheer, Yorksher, Eurkshire

Meaning & History

From Yorkshire "the county of York". The place-name is recorded as Eoforwicscire in 1065 and derives from the city name York and Old English scir "district region".
Added 3/24/2024 by Paradiso36
Edited 4/29/2024 by Mike C and Paradiso36