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Yonge is a name whose history is entwined with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person who was very young, from the Old English word yong and yung and was first bestowed on the younger of two bearers of the same personal name, usually a son who was named for his father.

Yonge Early Origins



The surname Yonge 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 for Sussex in 1296. [1]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. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Yonge Spelling Variations


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Yonge Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Yonge were recorded, including Young, Younge, Yonge, Youngson and others.

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Yonge Early History


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Yonge Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yonge 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 Yonge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Yonge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Yonge Early Notables (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 Yonge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Yonge In Ireland


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Yonge In Ireland



Some of the Yonge 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Yonge family emigrate to North America:

Yonge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Yonge, who landed in Jamestown, Va in 1607
  • Richard Yonge, aged 36, arrived in Virginia in 1616
  • Joane Yonge, who landed in Virginia in 1618
  • John Yonge, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts with his wife and their six children in 1637

Yonge Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Yonge, who arrived in Georgia in 1762

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Contemporary Notables of the name Yonge (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Yonge (post 1700)



  • Chandler C. Yonge, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Florida, 1845; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, 1853-63
  • Sir William Yonge (1693-1755), 4th Baronet, English politician
  • Charlotte Mary Yonge (1823-1901), English novelist
  • The Rt. Hon. Sir George Yonge (1731-1812), 5th Baronet, British Secretary at War, eponym of Yonge Street, Toronto, Canada
  • Sir Charles Maurice Yonge (1899-1986), British zoologist, recipient of the Darwin Medal in 1968
  • Charles Duke Yonge (1812-1891), British historian

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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.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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The Yonge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Yonge Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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