Jang History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient name Jang is a Norman name that would have been developed in England after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. This name was a name given to a young or youthful person deriving from the Old French word jeune, which means young. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Early Origins of the Jang family

The surname Jang was first found in Staffordshire where Richard le Jeune was listed at Litchfield in the 12th century. Later, Matilda Jun was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls for Cambridgeshire in 1279 and John le June was found on the Subsidy Rolls for Yorkshire in 1301. [1]

Early History of the Jang family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jang research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1424, 1426, 1740, 1770 and 1761 are included under the topic Early Jang History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jang Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Jang were recorded, including June, Jung, Junge, Jevene, Le Jevene, Le Juen and many more.

Early Notables of the Jang family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John June ( fl. 1740-1770), English engraver, known principally as an engraver of portraits and book illustrations of little importance. "There are, however, in the print room at the British Museum several interesting engravings made by him from his own drawings. Some of these are executed...
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Migration of the Jang family

The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Jang arrived in North America very early: Peter June arrived in Virginia in 1698 and it is presumed that from this progenitor descended the 44 registered of the name in New York in the 19th century. Peter H. June also arrived and settled in Upper Canada in 1830..



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


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