Spelling variations include: Young, Younge, Yonge, Youngson and others.
First found in Somersetshire, where the young family held a seat from ancient times.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Richard Young and his wife, who settled in Virginia in 1623; as did Edward and Jane Young in 1636; Joseph and Margaret Young, who immigrated to New England with their two sons in 1635.
(Above is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)
Motto Translated: Always ready.
Suggested Readings for the name young
Biographical Dictionary of the Youngs (born 1653-1870) by Louise Ryder Young, Descendants of Jacob Young of Shelby County, Kentucky, Including President Harry S. Truman by Elsie Spry Davis, Genealogy and Letters of the Strudwick, Ashe, Young and Allied Families by Betsy Lawson Willis.