Origins Available: English
The origins of the Youngs surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name originated with an early member who was 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 Youngs family
The surname Youngs 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 Youngs family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Youngs 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 Youngs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Youngs Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Youngs has been recorded under many different variations, including Young, Younge, Yonge, Youngson and others.
Early Notables of the Youngs 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 Youngs Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Youngs family to Ireland
Some of the Youngs 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 Youngs family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Youngs or a variant listed above:
Youngs Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Youngs, who arrived in Long Island in 1681 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)
The Youngs 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.