Alison Young


Brief Life History of Alison

Alison Young was born in 1808, in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. She married Robert Russell in January 1835, in New Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in New Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861.

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Robert Russell
Alison Young
Marriage: January 1835
Mary Russell
Marion Russell
Robert Russell
John Russell
Alison Russell
Agnes Russell

Sources (6)

  • Alison Russell in household of Robert Russell, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • Ellison Young, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Ellison_ Young in entry for John Russell, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    January 1835New Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1811 · The Tron Riot

    Age 3

    The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.


    Age 7

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.


    Age 35

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    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.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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