When Lena Eleanor Young Willliams Roane was born on 27 January 1898, in Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas, United States, her father, Frank Young, was 26 and her mother, Annie Thurman Sanders Young, was 21. She married Rutherford Milburn Roane on 30 July 1929, in Marion, Crittenden, Arkansas, United States. She lived in United States in 1900 and Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States in 1930. She died on 3 July 1972, in Water Valley, Yalobusha, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Water Valley, Yalobusha, Mississippi, 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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