Origins Available: English
Yoong is a name of Anglo-Saxon
origin. It was a name given to 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 Yoong family
The surname Yoong 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 Yoong family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yoong 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 Yoong History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Yoong 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 Yoong were recorded, including Young, Younge, Yonge, Youngson and others.
Early Notables of the Yoong 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 Yoong Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Yoong family to Ireland
Some of the Yoong 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 Yoong family to the New World and Oceana
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 Yoong family emigrate to North America: Richard Young and his wife, who settled in Virginia in 1623; as did Edward and Jane Young in 1636; Joseph and Margaret Young, who immigrated to New England
with their two sons in 1635.
The Yoong 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.