When William M Young was born on 6 April 1869, in Wisconsin, United States, his father, John Young, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Ruby Twells, was 20. He lived in Reads Landing, Wabasha, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years. He died on 27 July 1883, in Pepin, Pepin, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 14, and was buried in Pepin, Pepin, Wisconsin, 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.