When Brigham Young was born on 1 June 1801, in Whitingham, Windham, Vermont, United States, his father, John Hayden Young, was 38 and his mother, Abigail Nabby Howe, was 36. He married Miriam Angeline Works on 8 October 1824, in Aurelius, Cayuga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. He died on 29 August 1877, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, 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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