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 5,204
Agricultural Labourer 1,267
Labourer 502
House Servant 441
Coal Miner 379
Dress Maker 317
Servant 255
Laundress 209
Carpenter 191
Carter 189
House Keeper 177
General Servant 171
Tailor 134
Blacksmith 131
Shoe Maker 119
Cook 99
Gardener 92
House Maid 92
Farm Labourer 88
Domestic Servant 87
Butcher 86
Joiner 81
Grocer 80
Farmer 78
Nurse 77

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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