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 6,235
Agricultural Labourer 992
Labourer 767
Domestic Servant 368
General Servant 366
Coal Miner 361
Dress Maker 332
Laundress 231
Servant 226
Carpenter 211
Annuitant 198
Gardener 153
House Keeper 149
Tailor 137
Blacksmith 134
Farm Labourer 126
Butcher 110
Farm Servant 107
Joiner 104
Cook 101
Dressmaker 100
Charwoman 97
General Servant Domestic 96
Shoe Maker 94
Ag Labourer 89

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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