Young Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: distinguishing name (Middle English yunge, yonge ‘young’), for the younger of two bearers of the same personal name, usually distinguishing a younger brother or a son. In Middle English this name is often found with the Anglo-Norman French definite article, for example Robert le Yunge. Americanization of a cognate, equivalent, or like-sounding surname in some other language, notably German Jung and Junk, Dutch (De) Jong(h) and Jong, and French Lejeune and LaJeunesse. assimilated form of French Dion or Guyon. Chinese: see Yang.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Younger, Jung, Tong, Yong, Yount, Yung, Long, Ying, Mount, Yon

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Young Family Origin

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Young Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Young family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Young. The most common Young occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Young's were Farmers.

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Young life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Young in 1940 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Young

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