June History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The ancient Normans that arrived in England following the Conquest of 1066 are the initial ancestors from which the many generations of the June family have grown. The name June was given to a member of the family 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 June family
The surname June was first found in Cambridgeshire where they held a family seat as a very distinguished family in that county. The family are believed to be descended from an ancient, prominent Norman family who either accompanied Duke William of Normandy at Hastings or arrived soon after and settled in this shire. The name is believed to have been Le Jeune (the young) and the first mention of the name in tax rolls was Matilda Jun in 1273 in Cambridge.
Important Dates for the June family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our June research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1424, and 1426 are included under the topic Early June History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
June Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. June has been recorded under many different variations, including June, Jung, Junge, Jevene, Le Jevene, Le Juen and many more.
Early Notables of the June family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the June family to Ireland
Some of the June family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 31 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
June migration to the United States
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Junes were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:
Typical June Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
June Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Peter June, who arrived in Virginia in 1698
June migration to Canada
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
June Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Peter H. June, who settled in Upper Canada in 1830
- Peter H June, who arrived in Canada in 1830
Contemporary Notables of the name June (post 1700)
- Cato June (b. 1979), American professional football player with the National Football League
- Mildred June (1905-1940), American actress, a leading lady of the 1920s
- Ray June (1895-1958), American cinematographer
- Tim June, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Alaska State Senate District C, 2000 
- Dell June, American politician, Representative from New York 30th District, 1908 
- Leeona June Dorrian (b. 1957), Lady Dorrian, Scottish jurist, Lord Justice Clerk (2016-), Senator of the College of Justice (2005)
- Helen June DeVos (1927-2017), née Van Wesep, an American philanthropist and political donor, wife of Richard DeVos
- Tara June Winch (b. 1983), Australian writer of Aboriginal and English descent
- Wendy June Saddington (1949-2013), Australian blues, soul and jazz singer
- Samuel June Barrows (1845-1909), U.S. Representative
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