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Where did the English Youngs family come from? What is the English Youngs family crest and coat of arms? When did the Youngs family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Youngs family history?The origins of the Youngs surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name originated with an early member who was a person who was very young, from the Old English word yong and yung and was first bestowed on the younger of two bearers of the same personal name, usually a son who was named for his father.
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Youngs has been recorded under many different variations, including Young, Younge, Yonge, Youngson and others.
First found in Essex, where the first record of the name appears in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as Wilfer seo lunga in 744. Many years later Walter Yonge was listed in the Subsidy Rolls for Sussex in 1296.  Another reference lists Hugh le Yunge in the Hundred Rolls of 1273 as residing in Oxfordshire. The same rolls list Ralph le Younge in Staffordshire and later William le Yunge in Northumberland during the reign of Edward I. 
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Youngs research. Another 233 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1271, 1400, 1500, 1579, 1649, 1st , 1603, 1663, 1642 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Youngs History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 81 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Youngs Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Youngs family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 229 words(16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Youngs or a variant listed above:
Youngs Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Toujours jeune
Motto Translation: Always young.
The Youngs Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Youngs Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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