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Origins of the Yorke surname

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About the Yorkes

We have a total number of 14484 records for people with the last name Yorke.

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Where do most Yorkes live?

In 1921, most Yorkes lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Yorkes

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 12,100 records for the Yorke surname. The oldest one dates back to 1397.

Who were Yorkes most likely to marry?

York Or Yorkes



Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Yorkes.

What are the most common Yorke first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Elizabeth
  • Mary

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Common jobs for Yorkes

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Yorkes in 1921


Living On Own Means


Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic




Common Male occupations for Yorkes in 1921
General Labourer


Coal Miner








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