Yong Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History


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Meaning, Origin, Etymology

The Spanish surname Yong is of two possible origins. In the first place it is of patronymic origin. Patronymic surnames are those names which derive their origin from the personal name of the father of the initial bearer of the name. In this instance, the surname Yong may be aan anglicized variation of the Spanish personal name Joan. Thus, the surname Yong may signify “son or descendant of Joan”. The name Joan, (Catalan form of the Spanish “Juan”), is the equivalent to the English name “John”. The personal name Joan is derived from the Hebrew name “Johanan” meaning “God has favored” (me with a son) or “may Jehovah favor (this child), which was adopted into the Latin through the Greek as “Johannes”. The surname Yong is also one of the most common Chinese surnames to be found in America today. There are only about one thousand different Chinese surnames, of which only about sixty are at all common. They are short and easy to pronounce and have rarely had to be anglicized in America. Some of the more common are Chan “old”; Chang “draw-bow” or “mountain”; Chew from the province of that name; Chin from the dynasty of that name; Fu “teacher”; Gee “well mannered”; Hong from the dynasty of that name; Lee “pear tree”; Li “plum tree”; Moy “plum flower”; Wang “prince”; Wing “warm”; Wong “field” and Yee “first person singular pronoun”. In the case of the Chinese surname Yong, this name would appear to be of toponymic origin

Spelling Variations

Young, Yeong, Eyoung, Yoong, Yongo, Yonga, Ayong, Oyong, Yongu, Yoeng.

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History, Genealogy & Ancestry

The origin of this unusual surname originally evolved from an Anglo-Saxon before 7th-century origin and as such one of the oldest known origins. This name derived from the word ‘geong,’ which was introduced into the Middle English word ‘yunge or yonge,’ and ultimately means ‘The growing one’. Frequently, children of the same sex in a family often held the same name, and to recognized them a name would develop and be used especially for the younger holders of the introduction name. The word was also given as a love name for one who was ‘youthful from the heart,’ or arose young, as in the following example. The surname was first listed at the end of 13th century and changed into the new spelling formations which contain as Young, Younge, Youngs, Yong, Yonge and Ong(e). Early documentations consist that of Wilferd seo Iunge, (Wilfred the son of Young) in the 744 A.D. Anglo-Saxon registers, though this is not like a surname, whileRichard le Yunge of Lichfield, Staffordshire, in 1301, firmly suggests a nickname in detail which probably not have become hereditary. Next recordings derived from the parish records contain the wedding of Edmond Young and Katharyn Wendover in September 1568, at Sudbury, and the naming of George, son of William and Frances Young in October 1652 at St. James, in Clerkenwell, London. One of the oldest habitats in the communities of ‘New England’ was Nathaniell Young, who arrived at the Harbor of London, aboard the the ship ‘Constance,’ obligated for ‘Virginia’ in October 1635. The very first recording spelling of the family was shown to be that of Walter Yonge, which was dated 1296, in the “premium Rolls of Sussex.” It was during the time of King Edward I, who was known to be the “The Hammer of The Scots,” dated 1272 – 1307. The origin of surnames during this period became a necessity with the development of particular taxation. It came to be known as census Tax in England. Surnames all over the country started to develop, with different and shocking spelling variations of the original one. You will find blazons below for the Yang Coat of Arms.


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Jang Yong, was a South Korean football player. He was born in the year 1945.
Ryoo Ryong, was a South Korean professor of chemistry. He was born in the year 1957.
Jim Yong Kim was born in Kim Yong in the year 1959. He was a South Korean-born American specialist and 12th administrator of the World Bank.
Lee Yong (luger), was a famous South Korean luger. He was born in the year 1978.
Kang Yong (born 1979), was a South Korean football player.
Lee Yong, was a South Korean football player. He was born in the year 1986.
Lee Yong, was a South Korean football player. He was born in the year 1989.

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

1) (alias Youngrave) (Daventry, co. Northampton, and co. Hereford). Ar. on a bend betw. three dolphins sa. as many eagles displ. of the firat. Crest—A buck’s head or.
2) Ar. on a bend sa. betw. two dolphins haurient and embowed or the second three eagles displ. of tho flrat. Crest—A stag’s head or.
3) Ar. on a bend betw. two cannons sa. three eagles displ. of the first, a canton or, charged with a rose gu.
4) (Hopperston, Scotland). Ar. on three piles in point sa as many annulets or, a chief gu. charged with a crescent betw. two mullets of the first.
5) (Auchen Castle, Dumfries, 1880). Motto—Tout prest. Ar. three piles in point sa. each charged with an annulet of the first, on a. chief gu. a crescent betw. two mullets also of the first. Crest—A dexter arm, the hand holding a lance headways ppr.
1) (co. Berks). Fusily or and vert, on a bend az. three bezants.
2) (Bristow). Fusily ar. and vert, on a bend az. three griffins’ heads erased or
3) (co. Somerset). Fusily or and vert a bend gu.
4) (Morris Yong ap Jankin ap Mobcas ap Yerw: descended from Tudor Trevor, who was Earl of Hereford in right of his mother). Per bend sinister erm. and ermines a lion ramp. or.
5) (Medhurst, co. Sussex). Az. on a chev. betw. Three pelicans or, vulning themselves gu. as many escallops of the first. Crest—A demi griffin segreant reguard. az. beaked and legged or, a crescent for diff.
6) (John Yong, Bishop of Rochester 1578-1605; confirmed by Dethick, Garter, 1578). Per saltire az. and gu. a lion pass. guard, betw. two fleurs-de-lis in pale or.
7) (Thomas Yonge, Bishop of St. David’s 1560, Arch bishop of York 1561, d. 1570). Per pale or and az. on a chev. ar. betw. three pelicans in their piety counterchanged, as many escallops gu.
8) (Richard Yonge, Bishop of Bangor 1400, translated to Rochester 1407, d. 141S). Per saltire az. and gu. a lion pass. guard. or.
9) (Philip Yonge, Bishop of Bristol 1758, translated to Norwich 1761, d. 1783). Or, three roses gu. barbed and seeded ppr.
10) (co. Berks). (Bassildon, co. Berks; granted 1607). Ar. on a chev. az. three bezants, on a chief gu. two cinquefoils or. Crest—Out of a mural crown gu. a goat’s head or.
11) Lozengy or and vert, on a chief az. three bezants.
12) (Bassildon, co. Berks. Visit. Devon, 1620). (Colyton, co. Devon, bart., extinct 1810; descended from Walter Yonge, Esq., of Upper Helion, co. Devon, who was great-grandson of Walter Yonge, of Bassildon, co. Berks, temp. Henry. VII.; his son, Sir John Yonge, Bart., was so created 1661. Visit. Devon, 1620). Motto—Fortitudine et prudentia. Erm. on a bend cotised sa. three griffins’ heads erased or. Crest—A boar’s head erased at the neck vert, bristled or.
13) (co. Devon; granted by Camden, Clarenceux). Per fess sa. and ar. three lions pass, guard, counterchanged. Crest—A demi unicorn ar.
14) (Colbrooke, co. Devon, and Sturminstcr, co. Dorset; Robert Yonge, Esq., of Colbrooke, and of the Inner Temple, London, temp. James I., eldest son of Thomas Yonge, of Sturminster. Visit. Devon, 1620). Per fess sa. and ar. three lions ramp. guard. counterchanged. Crest—A demi sea unicorn ramp. ar. horned gu. finned or.
15) (Puslinch, co. Devon). (Axminster and Heltons, co. Devon). Motto—Qualis vita, finis ita. Or, six pellets in fess sa. betw. three lions ramp. gu. Crest—A buck’s head couped betw. two fern branches all ppr.
16) (London). Bendy of six ar. and sa. a lion ramp. gu. Crest—A dragon’s head erased or, ducally gorged ar.
17) (Kynton and More, co. Salop). Or, three roses gu. Crest—A wolf pass. sa.
18) (Charnes Hall, co. Stafford). Motto—Conservata fides perfectus amorque ditabunt. Az. a buck’s head cabosaed or, on u chief sa. three mullets of the second. Crest—An antelope’s head erased or, guttee de sang.
19) (Trent, co. Somerset; confirmed April, 1615). Or, three; roses gu. a canton of the second. Crest—A lion’s head erased per fess or and gu. ducally crowned gold.
20) (co. Stafford). Az. a buck’s head cabossed or, a chief sa.
21) (co. Wilts). Lozengy ar. and vert, on a bend az. three foxes’ heads erased of the first.
22) (co. Wilts). Lozengy ar. and vert, on a bend az. two (another, one) ibexes’ heads erased of the first, attired or.
23) (Metheley, co. York). Ar. on a chief gu. three lions ramp. guard. of the second. These arms were ascribed by some to Saxton.
24) (quartered by Marow or Marrow, of Berkeswell, co. Warwick). Ar. a chev. lozengy or and sa. betw. Three griffins’ heads erased gu. on a chief vert a ducal coronet or, enclosed by two bezants.
25) Ar. on a bend sa. three griffins’ heads erased paleways or. Crest—A stork ar. wings expanded az. holding in the beak a snake ppr.
26) Ar. a chev. componee counter-componee or and sa. betw. three griffins’ heads erased gu. on a chief vert a ducal crown of the first enclosed by two bezants.
27) Az. three griffins segreant ar. armed gu.
28) Ar. three leopards ramp. gu. in chief a lion pass. of the first.
29) Ar. on a chief gu. three lions ramp, of the first.
30) Ar. three roses gu. seeded or.
31) Paly bendy of six ar. and vert, on a bend az. two unicorns’ heads erased of the first.

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