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Younger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , Scottish


The name Younger comes from 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.


Early Origins of the Younger family


The surname Younger 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)


Early History of the Younger family


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

Younger Spelling Variations


Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Younger include Young, Younge, Yonge, Youngson and others.

Early Notables of the Younger 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. " [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
Thomas Yonge (1405?-1476), was an English judge...
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Migration of the Younger family to Ireland


Some of the Younger family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Younger family to the New World and Oceana


Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Younger or a variant listed above:

Younger Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Younger, who arrived in Maryland in 1668 [4]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)
  • Mary Younger, who arrived in Maryland in 1674 [4]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)
  • Alexander Younger, who landed in Maryland in 1675 [4]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)

Younger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • C Younger, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [4]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)
  • Jasper Younger, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1879 [4]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)
  • Adam Younger, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1879 [4]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)
  • G. A. Younger, aged 31, who immigrated to the United States, in 1894

Younger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Edward Younger, aged 56, who settled in America from Broomside Lane, England, in 1908
  • Albert M. Younger, aged 42, who landed in America from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1908
  • Alexander Younger, aged 32, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1910
  • Alice Younger, aged 31, who settled in America from Walland, England, in 1911
  • George Younger, aged 18, who settled in America, in 1918
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Younger Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mr. W. Younger, Scottish settler travelling from Greenock aboard the ship "Robert Henderson" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 9th February 1858 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Mrs. Younger, Scottish settler travelling from Greenock aboard the ship "Robert Henderson" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 9th February 1858 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Mr. Alex Younger, (b. 1833), aged 26, Scottish farm labourer from Fife travelling from London aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th November 1859 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Mr. David Younger, (b. 1837), aged 22, Scottish farm labourer from Fife travelling from London aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th November 1859 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Thomas Younger, aged 34, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Younger (post 1700)


  • Robert Livingston the Younger (1663-1725), American politician, mayor of Albany, New York (1710 to 1719)
  • Ben Younger (b. 1972), American screenwriter and film director
  • Drake Wuertz Younger (b. 1984), American professional wrestler
  • James Hardin "Jim" Younger (1848-1902), notable American outlaw and member of the James-Younger gang
  • Thomas Coleman "Cole" Younger (1844-1916), American Confederate guerrilla during the American Civil War
  • Evelle Jansen Younger (1918-1989), American politician
  • Sergeant Edward F Younger (1898-1942), American U.S. Army soldier selected to choose the body to be used as America's Unknown Soldier representing those lost by the U.S. during World War I [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Edward Younger. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Edward Younger. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_F._Younger
  • Tank Younger (b. 1928), American football player
  • John Younger (1785-1860), of St. Boswells, a Scottish writer on angling, shoemaker, and poet, born at Longnewton in the parish of Ancrum, Roxburghshire, the youngest of the six children of William Younger, a border shoemaker [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 17 Apr. 2019
  • Sir Kenneth Gilmour Younger (1908-1976), British Labour politician and barrister
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Younger family



HMS Hood

  • Mr. Albert Younger (b. 1921), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Jarrow-On-Tyne, County Durham, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

The Younger 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


  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)
  3. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  6. ^ Edward Younger. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Edward Younger. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_F._Younger
  7. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 17 Apr. 2019
  8. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm


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