If you are conducting some York family history research then you can view the York coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and York surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The names York and Yorke in
Ireland are usually of immigrant
origin having been brought into the
Province of Ulster by settlers who
arrived from England, especially
during the seventeenth century.
York is also the anglicized form of
the native Gaelic Mac Conchearcha
Sept, meaning 'hound of Cearc'.
A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Sable/Black||Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.|
|The Chevron||Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise|
|Stag/Buck/Deer||Signifies Policy, Peace and Harmony|
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