When Colonel Alexander Miner York was born on 7 July 1838, in Byron, Ogle, Illinois, United States, his father, Miner Manassah York Jr, was 28 and his mother, Margery Irvine, was 20. He married Juliette Preston on 4 March 1861, in Ogle, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Denver, Colorado, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1862. He died on 25 February 1928, in Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colorado, United States.
English: habitational name from the city of York in northern England. The surname is now widespread throughout England. Originally, the city bore the Latin name Eburacum, which is probably from a Brittonic name meaning ‘yew-tree place’. This was altered by folk etymology to Old English Eoforwīc (from the elements eofor ‘wild boar’ + wīc ‘specialized farmstead’). This name was taken over by Scandinavian settlers, who altered it back to opacity in the form Jórvík or Jórk (English York, which became finally settled as the placename in the 13th century). The surname has also been adopted by Jews as an Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.
In some cases also an American shortened and altered form of the East Slavic patronymic Yurkovich or its Croatian, Slovak, or Slovenian variants. Compare Yurk .
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