Yunger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England produced the name of Yunger. It was given to 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 Yunger family
The surname Yunger 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. 
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. 
Down in Devon, Honiton was "for a long period it was very much of a family borough. Members of the Yonge family sat almost continuously from 1640 to 1796." 
Early History of the Yunger family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yunger 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 Yunger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Yunger Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Yunger has appeared include Young, Younge, Yonge, Youngson and others.
Early Notables of the Yunger 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. " 
Thomas Yonge (1405?-1476), was an English judge...
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Migration of the Yunger family to Ireland
Some of the Yunger 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.
Yunger migration to the United States +
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Yunger arrived in North America very early:
Yunger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Maria Yunger, aged 26, who settled in America, in 1896
Yunger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Therese Yunger, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States from Furtwangen, in 1904
- Felix Yunger, aged 50, who settled in America from Halborstadt, Germany, in 1914
- Georg Yunger, aged 48, who landed in America from Konstantimowka, Galicia, in 1914
- Louis Yunger, aged 28, who immigrated to the United States from Michalovce, Slovakia, in 1921
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The Yunger 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.
- ^ 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)
- ^ Worth, R.N., A History of Devonshire London: Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, E.G., 1895. Digital
- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print