When James Thomas Young was born on 3 January 1936, in Hardeman, Texas, United States, his father, Thomas Sylvanus Young, was 39 and his mother, Maggie Tommie Frazier, was 36. He lived in Justice Precinct 3, Hardeman, Texas, United States in 1940 and United States in 1949. He died on 9 August 1999, in Eldorado, Jackson, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Eldorado Cemetery, Eldorado, Jackson, Oklahoma, 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.