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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

Similar surnames: Young, Junger, Youngers, Younker, Yunger, Hunger, Brunger, Youngberg

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Where is the Younger family from?

You can see how Younger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Younger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Younger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 391 Younger families living in Northumberland. This was about 38% of all the recorded Younger's in United Kingdom. Northumberland had the highest population of Younger families in 1891.
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What did your Younger ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Younger. 20% of Younger men worked as a General Labourer and 75% of Younger women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Younger were Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Dutie. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Horseman On Farm
  • Builders Labourer
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
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There are 66,000 census records available for the last name Younger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Younger census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Younger. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Younger. For the veterans among your Younger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Younger lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Younger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Younger in 1940 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

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