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.
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.