Younger Family History

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Younger Name Meaning

English (mainly Borders): from Middle English yonger ‘younger’, hence a distinguishing name for, for example, the younger of two bearers of the same personal name. In one case, at least, however, the name is known to have been borne by an immigrant Fleming, and was probably an Americanized form of Middle Dutch jongheer ‘young nobleman’ (see Jonker). Americanized spelling of various cognate or like-sounding names in other languages, notably German Junger and Junker, or Dutch Jonker.

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

Similar surnames: Young, Junger, Youngers, Younker, Yunger, Hunger, Brunger, Youngberg

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Younger Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Younger name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Younger. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Germanic Europe


  • Benin/Togo


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Younger Family Origin

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Younger Family Occupations

What did your Younger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Younger. The most common Younger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Younger's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Younger family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Younger ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Younger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 66,000 census records available for the last name Younger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Younger census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Younger. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Younger. For the veterans among your Younger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Younger Life Expectancy

What is the average Younger lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Younger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Younger in 1940 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Younger ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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