When Virginia L Young was born on 15 June 1871, in Missouri, United States, her father, John Hugh Young, was 32 and her mother, Nancy Caroline Rainey, was 28. She married Robert E Lee Mayfield on 8 October 1893, in McDonald, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Center Township, Greene, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Prairie Township, McDonald, Missouri, United States in 1900. She died in 1906, in South West Township, Barton, Missouri, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Southwest City, McDonald, Missouri, 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.