Jun History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Jun family's name is derived from the ancient Norman culture that was established in Britain following the Norman Conquest of island in 1066. Their name originated with an early member who was 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 Jun family

The surname Jun 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 Jun family

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

Jun Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Jun include June, Jung, Junge, Jevene, Le Jevene, Le Juen and many more.

Early Notables of the Jun 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...
Another 53 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jun Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jun Ranking

In the United States, the name Jun is the 14,867th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2]


United States Jun migration to the United States +

In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Juns to arrive on North American shores:

Jun Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Rebecca Jun, (b. 1792), aged 40, Cornish settler departing from Plymouth aboard the ship "Andromeda" arriving in the United States on 10th May 1832 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Jun (post 1700) +

  • Jun Lopito (1957-2022), Filipino guitarist who worked with many of the Philippines' rock bands and singers such as Pinoy rock legend Pepe Smith and ethnic singer Grace Nono
  • Jun Ishikawa (1899-1987), Japanese modernist author


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to New York 1820 - 1891 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_new_york_1820_1891.pdf


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