Show ContentsYingling History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestral home of the Yingling family is in the German province of Bavaria. Yingling is a German nickname surname. Such names came from eke-names, or added names, that described their initial bearer through reference to a physical characteristic or other attribute. Yingling is a name for a young person or the junior member of a family or community, being derived from the German word "jung," which means "young."

Early Origins of the Yingling family

The surname Yingling was first found in Bavaria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. The name "Jung" (English: Young) had the original meaning of "junior," an addition to a name which would reflect the bearer's status or age, as well as distinguish him or her from the father, or "senior."

Early History of the Yingling family

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Yingling Spelling Variations

Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Yingling include Jung, Juenger, Jungg, Junge, Jungge, Jungher, Jungblut, Jungbauer, June, Deyoung, Young, Jungbluth, Jungblud, Deshong, Jonker, Junker, Jungling, Jüngling and many more.

Early Notables of the Yingling family (pre 1700)

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Yingling Ranking

In the United States, the name Yingling is the 6,244th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]

United States Yingling migration to the United States +

Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Yingling or a variant listed above:

Yingling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Sebastian Yingling, who landed in Arkansas in 1852 [2]
Yingling Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Max Yingling, aged 24, who immigrated to America from London, in 1905
  • Geo A. Yingling, aged 28, who settled in America, in 1908
  • Geo. A. Yingling, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • John G Yingling, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Miriam Yingling, aged 50, who landed in America, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Yingling (post 1700) +

  • Michael Yingling (b. 1972), American actor, recipient of a Thea Award (2003)
  • Colonel Paul Yingling, American officer in the United States Army, Professor of security studies at the George C. Marshall Center in Germany
  • Earl Hershey Yingling (1888-1962), American pitcher for the Cleveland Naps
  • Joseph Yingling (1867-1903), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Charles Christian "Charlie" Yingling (1865-1897), American Major League Baseball player
  • Joshua Yingling, American Democratic Party politician, Postmaster at Westminster, Maryland, 1841-45 [3]
  • Herbert F. Yingling, American Democratic Party politician, Chair of Mifflin County Democratic Party, 1937 [3]
  • Dawn Yingling, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 2008 [3]
  • Charles S. Yingling, American politician, Mayor of Tiffin, Ohio, 1937 [3]
  • Qiu Yingling (b. 1980), female Chinese field hockey player

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  2. 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)
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from on Facebook