Robert York

Brief Life History of Robert

When Robert York was born on 2 March 1851, in Bethel, Oxford, Maine, United States, his father, Robert York, was 22 and his mother, Sarah Anne Bennett, was 19. He married Addie Alfretta Danforth on 22 September 1877, in Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Norway, Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years and Paris, Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States in 1930. He died on 8 July 1930, in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Methodist Cemetery, Cumberland, Cumberland, Maine, United States.

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Robert York
Addie Alfretta Danforth
Marriage: 22 September 1877
Gertrude Addie York
William Robert York
Mary Ella York
Dorothy Alvetta York
James Gly York

Sources (30)

  • Robert York in household of Theodore Saunders, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Robert York, "Maine, Marriage Index, 1892-1966, 1977-1996"
  • Robert York, "Find A Grave Index"

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Historical Boundaries: 1854: Androscoggin, Maine, United States


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Name Meaning

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 .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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