The name Youngston is of Anglo-Saxon
origin. It was name for 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 Youngston family
The surname Youngston 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. 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 Youngston family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Youngston 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 Youngston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Youngston Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Youngston have been found, including Young, Younge, Yonge, Youngson and others.
Early Notables of the Youngston 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. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
Thomas Yonge (1405?-1476), was an English judge... Another 135 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Youngston Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Youngston family to Ireland
Some of the Youngston family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 121 words (9 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 Youngston family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Youngston Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Thomas Youngston, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
The Youngston 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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- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print