When Lafayette Young was born on 4 June 1872, in Nye, Nevada, United States, his father, Kenneth Bennett Young, was 34 and his mother, Almira Lucinda Smithson, was 30. He married Lorena Dunn on 29 December 1903, in Grangeville, Idaho, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Orchard Mesa, Mesa, Colorado, United States in 1910 and Fruita, Mesa, Colorado, United States in 1950. He died on 15 January 1964, in Fruita, Gunnison, Colorado, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Fruita, Gunnison, Colorado, United States.
English, Scottish, and northern Irish: nickname from Middle English yong ‘young’ (Old English geong), used to distinguish a younger man from an older man bearing the same personal name (typically, father and son). In Middle English this name is often found with the Anglo-Norman French definite article, for example Robert le Yunge. In Gaelic-speaking areas of Scotland this was widely used as an English equivalent of the Gaelic nickname Og ‘young’; see Ogg . This surname is also very common among African Americans.
Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘young’ or similar, notably German Jung , Dutch Jong and De Jong , and French Lejeune and Lajeunesse .
Americanized form of Swedish Ljung: topographic or an ornamental name from ljung ‘(field of) heather’, or a habitational name from a placename containing this word, e.g. Ljungby.
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