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The surname Younghusband was first found in Worcestershire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1275 when the held lands.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Younghusband, Yunghusband, Yungbond, Yongebond and many more.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Younghusband research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Younghusband History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


More information is included under the topic Early Younghusband Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Younghusband Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Younghusband Jr., English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on October 16, 1826, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia

  • James Younghusband (b. 1986), English football player and actor, brother of Phil Younghusband
  • Philip James Placer "Phil" Younghusband (b. 1987), English football striker who plays for the Philippines national team and actor, known for Binibining Pilipinas 2012 (2012), Gandang gabi Vice (2011) and The Ryzza Mae Show (2013)
  • Dame Eileen Louise Younghusband DBE (1902-1981), English social researcher, daughter of Sir Francis Younghusband
  • Lieutneant Colonel Sir Francis Edward Younghusband KCSI, KCIE (1863-1942), British Army officer, explorer, and spiritualist who led the 1904 British expedition to Tibet, President of the Royal Geographical Society, eponym of the Younghusband Ridge, a mountain range on the border of Alberta and British Columbia, Canada
  • Sir George John Younghusband KCMG KCIE CB (1859-1944), British cavalry officer and major-general in the British Indian Army, Keeper of the Jewel House, and author
  • William Younghusband (1819-1863), Australian businessman, one of the promoters of the Murray River Steam Navigation Company in 1853, eponym of the Younghusband Peninsula
  • Andrew James Cameron Younghusband (b. 1971), Canadian television personality, writer and journalist, known for his work on Canada's Worst Driver, Canada's Worst Handyman, and Don't Drive Here
  • Adela Mary Younghusband (1878-1969), New Zealand artist, art teacher and photographer
  • Lieutenant-General Charles Wright Younghusband CB FRS, (1821-1899), British Army officer and meteorologist who worked mainly in Canada, Director of the Magnetic Observatory in Toronto (1841-1844), uncle of Sir Francis Younghusband

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    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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    The Younghusband Family Crest was acquired from the archives. The Younghusband 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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