When Helen Emma Young was born on 19 October 1907, in Danville, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Ira Clayton Young, was 22 and her mother, Grace B Ricketts, was 20. She married Benjamin Franklin Brown on 22 November 1928, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. She lived in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940 and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1999. She died on 12 January 1999, in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Sharon Memorial Park, Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, 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.