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
Scholar 3,680
Agricultural Labourer 1,199
House Servant 584
Labourer 484
At Home 346
Servant 292
Coal Miner 277
Farm Labourer 276
Dress Maker 267
Annuitant 154
Laundress 147
Carpenter 147
General Servant 143
Pauper 136
Tailor 114
Scholar At Home 112
House Keeper 110
Shoe Maker 109
Farm Servant 108
Gardener 106
Blacksmith 99
Errand Boy 88
Ag Lab 83
Butcher 81
Nurse 72

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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