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Meaning and Origin

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  1. The English royal house (a branch of the Plantagenet line) that reigned from 1461 to 1485; its emblem was a white rose
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Back-formation from yorker.

Notable Persons Named York

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York is a chillout, trance, house, downtempo, chill-out music, trance music, and house music electronic musician, composer, record producer, guitarist, remixer, electronic music, and remix. They plays Guitar, Piano, and Synthesizer. They have been prominent since 1997. York was given the name Torsten Michael Stenzel and Jörg Stenzel .

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York Chow Yat-Ngok is a Chairman of the Equal Opportunities Commission, Chairman of theEqual Opportunities Commission, Secretary for Food, Health, Secretary for Health, Welfare, and Food.

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York was born on January 11th, 1944.

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York Larese is a basketball player for the Trenton Colonials, Washington Wizards, Golden State Warriors, Allentown Jets, Scranton Miners, and Hartford Capitols. His career lasted from 1961 to 1969. York was born on July 18th, 1938 in New York City.

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York Wilson was a in the fields of painter, muralist, and mural. York was given the name Ronald York Wilson on December 6th, 1907 in Toronto. He left this life on February 10th, 1984.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name York

Elizabeth of York was royalty. Her career lasted from 1486 to 1503. Elizabeth was born as the child of Edward IV of England and Elizabeth Woodville on February 11th, 1466 in Westminster Palace, London, England. She died on February 11th, 1503.

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Dick York was an actor. His career lasted from 1947 to 1984. Dick was given the name Richard Allen York on September 4th, 1928 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA. He passed away on February 20th, 1992.

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Margaret of York was royalty. She was most prominent from 1468 to 1477. Margaret was born as the child of Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York, Cecily Neville, and Duchess of York on May 3rd, 1446 in Fotheringhay Castle. She left this life on November 23rd, 1503.

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Michael York is an actor. He was most active from 1946 to 1946. Michael was given the name Michael Hugh Johnson on March 27th, 1942 in Fulmer.

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Cecily of York was royalty. She holds the title Viscountess Welles. Cecily was born as the child of Edward IV of England and Elizabeth Woodville on March 20th, 1469 in Palace of Westminster. She breathed her last breath on August 24th, 1507.

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How popular is the baby name York in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 5 0 5
1881 7 0 7
1884 5 0 5
1888 6 0 6
1892 5 0 5
1896 5 0 5
1905 6 0 6
1911 7 0 7
1912 5 0 5
1913 7 0 7
1914 11 0 11
1915 9 0 9
1916 13 0 13
1917 6 0 6
1918 16 0 16
1919 15 0 15
1920 5 0 5
1921 7 0 7
1922 9 0 9
1923 9 0 9
1924 7 0 7
1925 11 0 11
1926 9 0 9
1927 7 0 7
1928 8 0 8
1929 10 0 10
1931 8 0 8
1932 9 0 9
1933 9 0 9
1935 7 0 7
1937 8 0 8
1938 7 0 7
1941 11 0 11
1942 10 0 10
1943 10 0 10
1945 8 0 8
1947 10 0 10
1948 8 0 8
1949 8 0 8
1950 10 0 10
1951 8 0 8
1952 9 0 9
1953 6 0 6
1954 11 0 11
1955 5 0 5
1956 10 0 10
1957 6 0 6
1959 6 0 6
1960 10 0 10
1961 16 0 16
1962 15 0 15
1963 18 0 18
1964 15 0 15
1965 16 0 16
1966 10 0 10
1967 13 0 13
1968 14 0 14
1969 15 0 15
1970 13 0 13
1971 21 0 21
1972 6 0 6
1973 10 0 10
1974 11 0 11
1975 12 0 12
1976 9 0 9
1977 5 0 5
1978 10 0 10
1980 5 0 5
1981 9 0 9
1982 8 0 8
1983 8 0 8
1984 8 0 8
1985 8 0 8
1986 6 0 6
1987 15 0 15
1988 12 0 12
1989 16 0 16
1990 10 0 10
1991 14 0 14
1992 11 0 11
1993 9 0 9
1995 5 0 5
1997 9 0 9
1998 6 0 6
1999 5 0 5
2001 6 0 6
2003 6 0 6
2004 9 0 9
2005 8 0 8
2006 6 0 6
2009 5 0 5
2010 7 0 7
2011 5 0 5
2013 8 0 8
2014 7 0 7
2015 7 0 7
2016 12 0 12
2017 6 0 6

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Popularity of York as a last name

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Common last names for York

  • Lee
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Jackson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity York U.S.
  White 85.81% 64.26%
  African American 8.04% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.90% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.97% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.28% 16.26%

Of Last Name York

People with the last name York are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name York

  • How Popular is the name York? York is the 11,363rd most popular name of all time. As a last name York was the 642nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name York have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 889 babies born with the first name York in the United States. That's more than enough people named York to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named York? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was York first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name York is Saturday, January 30th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named York born? The highest recorded use of the first name York was in 1971 with a total of 21 babies.
  • Random York Factoid: According to the 1929 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name York is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 5 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1929.
  • Weird things about the name York: Your name in reverse order is Kroy. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rkoy. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name York? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 53,059 people with the last name York.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of York? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 18 of them will have York as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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