York

York comes from an English surname, a locational name for someone who came from the city of York in northern England. The name was originally named from Latin Eboracum meaning “yew tree place” which comes from Proto-Celtic *eburos “yew”, combined with the Proto-Celtic possessive suffix *-ākos. The name later became associated with Old English Eoforwic meaning “boar settlement” or “boar village” which later became anglicized to Old Norse Jórvík which became Yorvik and than York.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Yorke (English)

 

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