Younger Family History
Younger Name Meaning
English (mainly Northumberland and eastern Scotland): from Middle English yungre ‘younger’ comparative of Young used to distinguish a younger man from an older man bearing the same personal name (typically father and son). In one case at least however the name is known to have been borne by an immigrant Fleming and was probably an Americanized form of Middle Dutch jongheer ‘young nobleman’ (see Jonker ). Americanized form of various cognate or like-sounding names in other languages notably German Junger and Junker or Dutch Jonker .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022