When Gertrude Addie York was born on 22 July 1878, in Island Pond, Brighton, Essex, Vermont, United States, her father, Robert York, was 27 and her mother, Addie Alfretta Danforth, was 24. She married Albert Francis Maddocks on 10 November 1896, in West Cumberland, Cumberland, Cumberland, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Canton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1910 and United States in 1949. She died on 24 August 1950, in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts, 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 .