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
School 5,955
Private Means 535
Coal Miner Hewer 425
General Labourer 418
Labourer 392
Farm Labourer 386
General Servant (domestic) 352
None 304
Dressmaker 271
Farmer 250
Domestic Servant 241
Clerk 206
At School 203
House Painter 189
At Home 187
Bricklayer 167
Laundress 166
Dress Maker 151
Shop Assistant 149
General Servant Domestic 145
Scholar 145
House Keeper 135
Carpenter 132
Housekeeper 132
Butcher 120

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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