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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 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 June family

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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)

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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June Ranking

In the United States, the name June is the 8,724th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2]

United States 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:

June Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Peter June, who arrived in Virginia in 1698

Canada 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 Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Alaska State Senate District C, 2000 [3]
  • Dell June, American politician, Representative from New York 30th District, 1908 [3]
  • Margaret June Blair (1933-2022), American model and actress, Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its January 1957 issue and for her role as the wife of her real-life husband David Nelson in the Adventures of Ozzie
  • 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

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from on Facebook