The name Yinger is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was a name for someone who was a person who was very young, from the Old English word yong
and was first bestowed on the younger of two bearers of the same personal name
, usually a son who was named for his father.
Early Origins of the Yinger family
The surname Yinger was first found in Essex
, where the first record of the name appears in the Anglo-Saxon
Chronicle as Wilfer seo lunga in 744. Many years later Walter Yonge was listed in the Subsidy Rolls
in 1296. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Another reference lists Hugh le Yunge in the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273 as residing in Oxfordshire
. The same rolls list Ralph le Younge in Staffordshire
and later William le Yunge in Northumberland
during the reign of Edward I
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Yinger family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yinger research.Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1271, 1400, 1500, 1579, 1649, 1603, 1663, 1642, 1660, 1646, 1721, 1860, 1868 and are included under the topic Early Yinger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Yinger Spelling Variations
Yinger has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Yinger have been found, including Young, Younge, Yonge, Youngson and others.
Early Notables of the Yinger family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir Charles Young, Garter King of Arms; Walter Yonge of Colyton and Devon
(1579-1649), an English lawyer, merchant and diarist; Sir John Yonge, 1st Baronet
(1603-1663), an English... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Yinger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Yinger family to Ireland
Some of the Yinger family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 229 words (16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Yinger family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Yingers to arrive on North American shores:
Yinger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Nicholas Yinger, who arrived in Maryland in 1850 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
The Yinger Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Toujours jeune
Motto Translation: Always young.