When Joseph Tarrant Young Sr. was born on 11 December 1885, in Corsicana, Navarro, Texas, United States, his father, Joseph Davis Young, was 46 and his mother, Sarah Frances Oden, was 39. He married Rebecca Elizabeth Cowden on 11 February 1913, in Wichita, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Walters, Cotton, Oklahoma, United States in 1920 and Justice Precinct 1, Wichita, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 20 January 1953, in Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Crestview Cemetery, Wichita, Texas, 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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