Younge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The earliest origins of the family name Younge date back to the Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name given to 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.
Early Origins of the Younge family
The surname Younge 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. 
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. 
Down in Devon, Honiton was "for a long period it was very much of a family borough. Members of the Yonge family sat almost continuously from 1640 to 1796." 
Early History of the Younge family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Younge research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1271, 1400, 1500, 1423, 1407, 1437, 1423, 1425, 1405, 1476, 1405, 1426, 1411, 1413, 1414, 1455, 1466, 1467, 1516, 1467, 1463, 1526, 1579, 1649, 1603, 1663, 1642, 1660, 1646, 1721, 1860, 1868 and are included under the topic Early Younge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Younge Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Younge include Young, Younge, Yonge, Youngson and others.
Early Notables of the Younge family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include James Yonge ( fl. 1423), English translator who belonged to an English family settled in the Irish pale. William Yonge, Archdeacon of Meath from 1407 to 1437, was possibly his brother. "James Yonge was in prison in Trim Castle from January to October 1423, being removed in the latter month to Dublin Castle, and being pardoned on 10 May 1425. A John Yonge was serjeant of the county of Limerick in the reign of Richard II, held a lease of various lands, and was convicted of unspecified felonies. " 
Thomas Yonge (1405?-1476), was an English judge...
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Migration of the Younge family to Ireland
Some of the Younge family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Younge migration to the United States +
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Younge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Jone Younge, who landed in Jamestown, Va in 1624 
- Richard Younge, who landed in Jamestown, Va in 1624 
- Stephen Younge, who arrived in Virginia in 1639 
- John Younge, who arrived in Virginia in 1652 
- Joane Younge, who landed in Virginia in 1653 
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Younge Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Fellone Younge, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727 
- Han Peter Younge, aged 23, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1742 
- Thomas Younge, who landed in Georgia in 1750 
Younge migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Younge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Robert Younge, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Condor" in 1851 
Contemporary Notables of the name Younge (post 1700) +
- Wyvetter H. Younge (b. 1930), American politician, Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives (1975 to 2008)
- Elizabeth Younge (b. 1797), English actress who specialized in Shakespearean roles
- Gary Younge (b. 1969), British journalist, author and broadcaster
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The Younge 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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- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONDOR 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Condor.htm