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Early Origins of the Younkin family

The surname Younkin was first found in Middlesex 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 13th century when they held lands.

Early History of the Younkin family

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Younkin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Yount, Yvount, Yvounet, Yound and others.

Early Notables of the Younkin family (pre 1700)

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Younkin Ranking

In the United States, the name Younkin is the 17,077th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Younkin family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

Contemporary Notables of the name Younkin (post 1700) +

  • Robert A. Younkin, American team captain of the 1923 Bowling Green Normals football team
  • Jim Younkin, American airplane designer from Springdale, Arkansas, designer of the Younkin-Dake Mullicoupe in the late 1980s, a two-place monoplane modeled on a Monocoupe 90 and Mister Mulligan, a Howard DGA-6

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