Young Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Young Name Meaning: Taken from the Old English ‘geong’ which later developed to ‘yonge or yunge’ and finally Young, meaning 'the young one'. Often used to differentiate between two relatives with the same name for example Father and Son. Was sometimes used as a nick name for someone who was ‘Young at Heart’.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Young Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Young family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 1,414
Female Servant 962
Independent 646
Labourer 467
Male Servant 342
Farmer 334
Carpenter 191
Shoe Maker 151
Coal Miner 149
Tailor 124
Dress Maker 95
Blacksmith 92
Gardener 89
Weaver 77
Ag Labourer 74
Pupil 72
Butcher 69
Clerk 67
Ag Lab 64
Laundress 63
Servant 61
Apprentice 54
Grocer 52
Publican 52
Pauper 50

Young Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Young 100% 332,572
2 Younge 83% 1,033
3 Yong 80% 478
4 Yonge 60% 418
5 Yaung 80% 189
6 Aynge 20% 127

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The surname Young is the most popular version of all its varients

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