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The ancestral home of the Deyoung family is in the German province of Bavaria. Deyoung is a German nickname surname. Such names came from eke-names, or added names, that described their initial bearer through reference to a physical characteristic or other attribute. Deyoung is a name for a young person or the junior member of a family or community, being derived from the German word "jung," which means "young."
The surname Deyoung was first found in Bavaria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. The name "Jung" (English: Young) had the original meaning of "junior," an addition to a name which would reflect the bearer's status or age, as well as distinguish him or her from the father, or "senior."
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Deyoung include Jung, Juenger, Jungg, Junge, Jungge, Jungher, Jungblut, Jungbauer, June, Deyoung, Young, Jungbluth, Jungblud, Deshong, Jonker, Junker, Jungling, Jüngling and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deyoung research. Another 144 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1740 and 1817 are included under the topic Early Deyoung History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Deyoung Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Deyoungs to arrive in North America, and among them were:
Deyoung Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Deyoung Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Deyoung Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
The Deyoung Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Deyoung 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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